Brooklyn Arts Exchange's ADULT BALLEZ Classes Kick Off Today
BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange has announced Adult Ballez with Katy Pyle and guests, running today, September 30 - December 16 on Mondays from 7:30-9:00 pm. Cost: $12.00 drop-in; $60.00 for workshop.
Adult Ballez is a dance class to explore the historically gendered and Imperialist movements of Ballet, and to radically re-imagine those potentially oppressive tools into a physicalized site of play, freedom, strength, and liberation. We will shift the focus away from athletic virtuosity and towards the virtuosity of genderqueer embodiment, and seek active engagement with classmates(aka cruising), as opposed to the typically endless shame spirals of self-loathing based upon an unattainable ideal! We'll play with ballet's traditionally gendered form, learning and practicing the steps of both ballerinas and danseurs. We'll warm-up at the barre, practice codified postures and movements, and then move into center to turn, jump and learn short movement phrases. We'll learn techniques for, and practice, partnering that is not based on size, but rather on weight-sharing, listening, and cooperation, all with the accompaniment of oft-embarassing music by queer icons.
For more information about Adult Ballez and Katy Pyle visit accessbax.bax.org/adult-ballez.
Founded in 1991, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a is a multi-faceted community performing arts center located in Park Slope, Brooklyn offering an annual presenting season, artist services, and educational programs for youth and adults. BAX receives support from city, state and national public and private foundations. Our programs have been featured in several Brooklyn, NYC, and national publications, celebrating our continued support of artists of all ages.
BAX's programs have been featured in several NYC and national publications, celebrating our continued support of artists of all ages. For more information about BAX and its programs, call 718-832-0018, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on the web at www.bax.org.