Hot Spot with Shannon Stewart

October 23 & 25

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!

Level - Int/Adv

Shannon Stewart’s contemporary practice includes somatic tuning, guided improvisation, technical, endurance and strengthening exercises that allow dancers to increase range of motion, physical capacity and the potential for alternative virtuosities. Shannon works equally with physical and mental rigor, attention to detail, play and experimentation, and ends class with phrase work. Her training encompasses classical forms, somatic practices, martial arts and breakdancing. She is a certified Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic® instructor, as a teaching artist with the Mark Morris D4PD program for people with Parkinson’s Disease, and has trained abroad in Forsythe improvisation, gaga, and CounterTechnique. Shannon has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance.

Shannon Stewart is a choreographic artist who splits her time between New Orleans and Europe. Her work explores the intersection of dance practices, embodied identities, and social choreographies. She has interpreted the work of Tino Seghal, Joan Jonas, and Deborah Hay and performed with tEEth, zoe | juniper, Kathleen Hermesdorf and many others.