Hot Spot: Advanced Contemporary with Carly Lave

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February 17-21
10:00AM-11:30 AM

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Drop-ins welcome. ODC class cards accepted, or pay a $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 whoís coming to the Dance Commons!

With a fleshy and alivened bend, this class will focus on advanced contemporary technique and improvisation. We will begin with an improvisational warmup in center navigating various images and concepts to guide our bodies through the physical space and in contact with one another. The class will then progress to focusing on alignment, technique, and core through guided phrase work. Carly brings a passion for illuminating the idiosyncrasies of each students movement and creating community in the studio.

Currently based in Berlin, Carly Lave is a choreographer and dancer. Her current work seeks to question the ëselfí and personal subjectivity through movement. She was a 2018-2019 US Fulbright Artist to Germany exploring dance styles with new immersive technologies. Over the last year, she choreographed and directed a pioneering performance work, Golem, which used motion-capture technology and Virtual Reality to explore movement between the physical and virtual worlds. She holds a BA in American Studies and Dance from Stanford University. She previously worked in San Francisco, California, where her work appeared in theaters including ODC San Francisco, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Joe Goode Annex, and through residencies with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance & Mark Foehringer Dance Project. More at