Hot Spot: Contemporary with Kathryn Florez
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Drop-ins welcome. ODC class passes accepted, or pay a $15 drop in fee per class.
The 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 Commons!
Class begins with a warm-up that includes guided improvisation based on rich imagery, sensations and textures. It also includes short technical combinations to warm the body and mind, and finishes with a burst of cardio to shake loose any tension or worry. The second half of class is spent learning repertory from Fullstop Dance that is both physical and personal, challenging dancers to embody new movement and find their own personality within it. This class is geared towards intermediate, advanced, and professional dancers.
Kathryn Florez trained at the SF Conservatory of Dance beginning in 2010 under Summer Lee Rhatigan. Florez founded Fullstop Dance in 2015 and has since presented work at ODC Theater, Palace of Fine Arts, Cowell Theater, and others. Her choreography has been commissioned by The Merde Project (SF), TWObigsteps (Vancouver), as well as SALT Danceís LINK program (SLC), and is currently participating in a residency at SAFEhouse Arts. Fullstop is a repertory company that has commissioned work from international artists, in addition to performing Florez's work, and regularly hosts out-of-town artists for open workshops for the Bay Area dance community. Over the years, Florez has also worked professionally with David Herrera Performance Company, Amy Seiwert, Robert Moses, Lindsey Renee Derry, ZiRu Dance, and others.