Hot Spot with Sherwood Chen

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
March 25, 27 & 29
10-11:30 AM

Drop-ins welcome. ODC class cards accepted, or pay a $15 drop-in fee per class.

ODC School invites guest artists to come teach Int/Adv classes in the Hot Spot on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Keep an eye out for who’s coming to the Dance!

A protean progression of movements across the floor will develop kinesthetic, motor and sensorial awareness, scale and rhythm studies. These layered torrents will work individually and collectively to unfamiliarize our bodies and recognize them as dynamic, transformative environments, each body observed and welcomed as a total phenomenon in delicious corruption. Bring your curiosity, your inquisitive body, and prepare to sweat.

SHERWOOD CHEN performs and leads workshops internationally. He has worked as a performer with artists including Xavier Le Roy, Min Tanaka, Grisha Coleman, Anna Halprin, Yuko Kaseki, Amara Tabor-Smith, Jess Curtis, inkBoat / Ko Murobushi, Christine Bonansea, and Sara Shelton Mann. He has trained performers in places including the Centre National de la Danse, Independent Dance / Siobahn Davies Studios, La Ménagerie de Verre, Oficina Cultural Oswalde de Andrade, Arlequi, Chez Bushwick, Sala Crisantempo, Centro Nacional de las Artes (DF) and the Maré Center for the Arts. For over twenty years, he has contributed to Body Weather research initiated by Tanaka and his associates, both as a member of Tanaka's company Mai Juku and Body Weather Farm in Japan, and subsequently working with members of founding generations in the US and Europe including Oguri and Christine Quoiraud.

Photo: Mark McBeth / Ernesto Sopprani