Introduction to Danceprov! with Peter

Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060)

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* Are you someone who just can't sit still while listening to catchy music? * Do you have little or no formal dance training but love to dance? * Do you value collaboration over competition? * Do you try not to take yourself too seriously & enjoy being around others of the same stripe? Then DANCEPROV! is for you! In this 2-hour introductory workshop you will learn basic skills for improvisational ensemble dance including: * mirroring the music * mirroring each other while giving and taking focus * staying "in discovery" with your body, the music and each other All the while getting great exercise, meeting great people, and having great fun! After a 90-minute class, you and your fellow students will then put on a 25-minute performance using what you've learned to an audience of friends and family that you've invited. What participants have said about Danceprov with Peter: "Freeing!" "When your body reacts to the music, you never know where it will take you!" "It's very exhilarating to go on a journey with Peter of not thinking and just reacting." "Being expressive and playful and interacting with other movers blasted me out of my box, and I loved it." "Peter lets your inner voice show through movement and music!" "A great dose of fun." From Peter: "I was fortunate to grow-up in a home with one parent who was a classically-trained musician and another who played by ear. As a result, I appreciate all approaches to music but have leaned towards the improvisational. After falling in love with improv comedy and musical improv, I studied improvisational Music Direction with Mike Descoteaux, Artistic Director of Improv Boston. Collaborating with those who love the spontaneity and joy of this form of creative expression has become one of my favorite things." -- Peter Pruyn ("prine") This workshop is being offered as a benefit for the Northampton Center for the Arts. The workshop is $20 for participants. Suggested donation for the performance is $5 per person, cash only at the performance. If audience members feel moved to donate more, we would be grateful. Location: Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton. Time & Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2020 Workshop 2:30-4pm. Performance 4-4:30pm Questions? Contact Peter at playfulpeter [at] icloud [dot] com