BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance teaching and performing at the Emery, Otis Mill Aug. 22-23
FARMINGTON - The New York based company, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance will be performing and teaching at several venues across Maine, including next week at the Emery Community Art Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus and at the Otis Mill in Jay.
Along with two-hour workshops, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance will be presenting two World Premieres, and edited works previously premiered at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sarah Lawrence College, Dixon Place, and Booking Dance Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 1-3 p.m., a modern dance workshop will be held for all ages and levels at the Emery Community Arts Center at UMF. A dance and music performance will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 22 at Emery Community Arts Center.
On Thursday, Aug. 23, from 1-3 p.m., a modern dance workshop will be held for all ages and levels at the Otis Mill, 1 Mill Street, Jay. Then Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., Frantasia OUT Music and Dance Festival Performance, Otis Mill, Jay.
"We are very excited to be involved in your communities. In each city/town, we are performing our professional repertory, teaching master classes and workshops, and sharing short works in progress onstage by workshop students/participants," Teresa Fellion, the artistic director of BodyStories/Teresa Fellion Dance, said in an email.
According to a press release, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance "uses highly athletic, technical physicality, spatial architecture, sculptural shapes, intense partnering, rhythmic syncopation, comedic timing, and feats of tested balance to fully experience power and subtlety of expression. Strong influences of modern, ballet, jazz, Central & West African dance, writing, and theater inform work capturing momentum and risk of tomboys, grace of ballet dancers, rhythmic pulse of African dancers, adventurous sense of the outdoors, dramatic intention of actors, and the precision, questioning, and profundity of intellectuals."
"Teresa Fellion's choreography is like a car engine of movement; transference of energy that is constantly remolded/shifted, and brings us to a beautiful place...." - Celeste Miller (Jacob's Pillow International Dance Festival)
Performances, $5/7. For more info, http://www.bodystoriesfellion.org/