with Nicole Dagesse
TECHNIQUE & IMPROVISATION
In this workshop for intermediate and advanced aerialists and improvisers, Nicole Dagesse will intersperse aerial technique and sequences with improvisational scores and structures. Weight sharing and partnering with the fabric, floor, and one another will enable support, surrender, and interaction.
Sunday, October 22...12:30pm - 2:30pm
$40 pre-pay...$50 drop-in
SEQUENCING & CHOREOGRAPHY
Thursday, October 26...7:30pm - 9pm
$25 pre-pay...$35 drop-in
Because all Aerial Dance workshop & classes are limited to 12 students,
please pre-register by calling 919-933- 9642
Please wear a t-shirt to cover your arm pits,
and remove all jewelry!
Nicole Dagesse is a Vermont native whose rural upbringing in the forests and fields is a direct inspiration for her movement style and choreographic desires. Combining her training in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Aerial Dance, Nicole approaches each new site with inquisitive play and rigorous movement research. Nicole earned her BFA in Dance and BS in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she was immersed in the creativity of the local dance scene. Nicole cites Wire Monkey Dance as a major influence in her work. It was while playing on the scaffolding that her 3-dimensional movement patterns began to develop, and her love of partnering work took flight. After several years dancing in the Boston area, Nicole felt it was time to continue her dance education as an artist and teacher, and moved to Boulder, Co. to pursue an MFA in Site Dance and Somatic Practices. The rugged terrain and the endless blue skies provided the perfect opportunity to hone her voice as a site artist. The grounding and balancing study of the Alexander Technique was a necessary complement to her physically demanding work, and Nicole was increasingly interested in the parallels between body and earth.