Iréne Hultman is a native of Sweden and a New York based choreographer, performer and educator. She has toured extensively with her own company and is a former member and rehearsal Director of Trisha Brown Dance Company. Hultman has also choreographed several opera productions, received commissions and participated in artistic collaboration with both individuals and institutions such as Dia Beacon, and Storm King Art Center. She is a recipient of multiple grants and awards including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her current research interest is how media, affect and speculative theories influence movement and art production. Ms. Hultman is former member of The Bessie Committee and currently on the Artist Advisory Board at Danspace Project. She also serves as faculty in Theater and Performance Studies at Yale University.
What is Dance? This class focus is on play and pleasure, to encourage chance taking and exploration in order to enhance and expand one’s dance pallet both in making, feeling and doing. This morning class will begin with a warm-up to systematically readying and alert body/mind for full-out and detailed dancing. The goal is to help each dancer increase awareness, level of articulation, strength, technical facility and focus. This is followed by improvisation in order to give the opportunity to create space to fully inhabit our bodies and integrate various approaches and concepts of embodiment into artistic practice. It is explorations and research of self. Set material will end the class, as to play with the edge of the known and not-known embodiment and its entities. The objective is to integrate with and also erase current boundaries through inherent dynamic and organizational logic of the moving body so to become more present in our dancing.