Master Class Técnica Graham
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Master Class Técnica Graham
William Charles Crowley, reside em Nova Iorque e é formado em Dança pela University of Michigan, frequentou a Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance em Nova Iorque, tendo desempenhado o papel principal na conhecida obra de Martha Graham “El Penitente”. William é diretor artístico da Still Point Productions, companhia de Dança de Miami. Durante a sua Tour Europeia estará no LPstudio para vos dar a conhecer a Técnica Graham. A não perder!
The Master Class introduces students to the Graham Technique, its basic principle of “contraction and release”, and the beneficial knowledge that comes from the awareness of one’s own center and core strength. The structure of the class is composed of floor work, standing center work, and traveling exercises. Beginning/Intermediate students will also be exposed to learning phrases of original choreography.
William Charles Crowley, received his MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan. He received additional dance training while on scholarship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. William has danced with Aerial Dance Theater, Ann Arbor Dance Works, Dansplateau (Belgium), David Taylor Dance Theatre, and Dance Gallery/Peter Sparling & Co., in which he performed the title role in Martha Graham’s masterwork, El Penitente.
He has received favorable reviews from such publications as: The Detroit Free Press, The Chicago Tribune, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Miami Art Exchange, The Miami Herald, and Dance Magazine, which stated: “That… Crowley seems to share [his] magic with us makes this universe ultimately reassuring.”
William moved to Miami, FL in the Spring of 2000, where he accepted a three year teaching position at the prestigious New World School of the Arts. He then served as adjunct faculty at Miami-Dade College (2002-04), Part Time Lecturer at Barry University (2006-09), and Lecturer of Dance at the University of Miami (2006-11).
In March 2004, William became Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Next Step Dance, a modern dance company in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In April 2004, the company held their premiere performance in a studio space at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Miami Art Exchange wrote: “William Charles Crowley… [an] accomplished dance maker.”
In August 2004, William returned to Michigan as a guest artist to perform in the Peter Sparling Dance Co. 10 Year Retrospective. He also returned to Michigan in September 2004, to work as a guest choreographer with Aerial Dance Theater, setting his work, Kawabata Suite.
From 2002-2005, William served as a choreographer for the AVEDA corporation, choreographing runway shows for their Get Connected Tour/Master Jam in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, St. Petersburg, FL, New York, NY, Hollywood, CA, Miami Beach, FL, and Dallas, TX, as well as their national conventions, AVEDA Congress 2002 and AVEDA Congress 2005 in Minneapolis, MN.
In January 2005, William became Artistic Director of Next Step Dance and relocated the company to Bay Harbor Islands, FL. In April 2005, Next Step Dance made its triumphant return to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with the 2nd Annual Next Step Dance Series, and was also the subject of a feature story in the Lifestyle Section of the Sun Sentinel. In May 2005, William was invited to perform his work Woodblock Study, in the NewGrounds 2005 dance concert presented by Moving Current Dance Collective in Tampa, FL.
Since then, the company has returned to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to present seven more successful annual performances, including the sold out 4th Annual Next Step Dance Series: Celebrating the Male Dancer, and was once again honored with a feature story in the Sun Sentinel.
In January 2008, William served as Dance Coordinator for the Florida Grand Opera’s production of Bizet’s, Les pecheurs de perles (“The Pearl Fishers”), performed at both the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, FL and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
In March 2012, William attended the Graham Technique Refresher Course at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City, where 25 instructors from the United States, England, France, and Greece came together to analyze, discuss, and debate how to best preserve the Graham Technique for future generations.
Currently, William teaches throughout the United States and Europe, including Belgium, England, and France. Most recently, he had the distinct honor of being one of the first Americans to teach dance in Cuba since 1959, as part of the U.S.-Cuba Cultural Exchange Program at the Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Havana.