Hot Spot with Talli Jackson

ODC suspends all in-person classes and postponed performances until further notice. Learn more here.

May 3-10
May 20-31
10 - 11:45 AM

Drop-ins welcome. ODC class cards accepted, or pay an $18 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!

Class will begin with a combination of somatic sensing, floorwork, and guided improvisation to wake up our senses, generate warmth, and invite our bodies into a lushness of extension and release. We’ll use a mix of classical, contemporary, and stylistically specific vocabulary to nurture a strong technical foundation and play our way into dynamic partnership with our body’s weight, capacity for articulation, and qualitative range. We’ll end with a phrase incorporating principles and vocabulary gathered throughout class, made for the dancer in us who is hungry for the sensuousness of effort, knows how to “work it,” and whose heart is delighted by dancing at the edges of things.

Talli Jackson was born and raised in Liberty, NY. He was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company from 2009-2017. During that time he originated roles in ten evening-length works and was honored to be involved with the re-staging and extensive touring of some of Jones’ and Zane’s pioneering duets, including Monkey Run Road (1979), Blauvelt Mountain (1980) and Valley Cottage (1981). In addition to his work with the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Co., he has had the pleasure of working as a freelance artist with The Francesca Harper Project, Paul Matteson, Erick Montes, Joseph Poulson, and The Vanaver Caravan. He was a recipient of full scholarships from the American Dance Festival in ‘06 and ’08, the Bates Dance Festival, and the Ailey School. In 2013, Talli was honored with a Princess Grace Award in dance.

Photo Credit: Whitney Browne