Theatre and Dance

CSU Summer Dance

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY SUMMER DANCE 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - JUNE 3-21, 2019! 
Participants can take all classes, or a mix of them!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS About Summer Dance: CLICK HERE

  • 2019 Daily Schedule: 
  • Somatic Techniques: Mondays - Fridays 8:45 - 10:00 am 
  • Contemporary Technique: Mondays - Fridays 10:15 - 11:45 am
  • Afternoon special offerings

Location of Summer Dance classes and events: 

CSU Arts Campus, Middough Bldg 5th Fl (#523)
1901 E. 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

*Metered street parking and parking lots/garages ($4-10 fee) available.
*Take elevators to 5th floor and follow signs to Dance Studio
(Room 523) 
 
Parking:
Parking lots ($4-$10 fees, depending on time and downtown activities) are available within walking distance of the Middough Building. Metered street parking (short-term: 1‐4 hours), is available north of Middough Building (along Chester Ave and near CSU main campus, East 13th St, & Payne Ave) and south of Euclid (Prospect Ave, etc). We suggest arriving early each day to allow time for parking. Avoid parking altogether by taking RTA (E. 13th and Euclid stop).

OUR 2019 SCHEDULE IS BEING PREPARED, AND WILL FEATURE MANY GREAT ARTISTS AND WORKSHOPS. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

SAMPLES OF PAST WORKSHOPS-

2018 SUMMER DANCE ARTIST INFO:
(FOR FULL BIOS AND MORE CLICK HERE!)

CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE with DOUGLAS GILLESPIE
(Kate Weare Company, NYC)
JUNE 4th – JUNE 8th | 10:15 - 11:45 amGillespie
Class begins on the floor with mind/body centering followed by short floor exercises to get our blood pumping and to release weight into the floor. We move into guided improvisation to delve deeper into our intrinsic movement and explore our kinetic influences. Then, a series of short combinations introduce stylized choreography, ranging from gestural and “stop-action” concepts to vigorous floor work and expansive/full-bodied and explosive movement. Class culminates by combining short phrases into one monster phrase of dance and exploring what it means to be an engaging and magnanimous performer.
 
*Be prepared to move in & out of the floor. Bring or wear clothing that covers skin and/or kneepads as needed.
 
 
CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE with BANNING BOULDIN
(New Dialect, Nashville)
JUNE 11th – JUNE 15th | 10:15 - 11:45 amBouldin
Drawing from her international dance experience and fluency in several modern, post-modern, somatic and contemporary dance approaches, Banning Bouldin facilitates an environment dedicated to research, where dancers are encouraged to explore a wide variety of physicalities and movement possibilities. Through the use of structured improvisation, participants will uncover new coordinations, deepen their embodiment of contemporary phrase work, and grow in confidence to make new physical choices in the moment. Each class begins with a guided improvisation to connect participants to their imaginations and bodies using prompts driven by sensation, form, and anatomical awareness. Dancers will then use these tools to explore new approaches to interpreting technique exercises and partnering. The session culminates in learning phrase work from Bouldin’s repertory or in a mini creative process, where dancers have the opportunity to collaborate with Bouldin to build a movement phrase using their own improvisations.
 
CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE with Cameron McKinney
(Kizuna Dance, NYC) Nagare Technique - Contemporary Hip-Hop & Floorwork
JUNE 18th – JUNE 22nd | 10:15 - 11:45 amMcKinney
This contemporary floorwork-based class will combine the grace of modern with the speed and fluidity and streetdance, capoeira, and house dance. The class is rooted in Cameron McKinney’s NAGARE technique which activates oppositional forces and contrasting sensations to achieve fluid transitions in and out of the floor. Phrases will involve every part of the body—whether in the air or on the ground. The class focuses on how to move from smoothly high to low to high again, and on how to rediscover “the down” through the floorwork-oriented aspects of house dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance. By shifting the focus from an internal dialogue to creating movement that, in its own physicality, can tell a story by itself, the class will delve deeper into the cathartic potential of sweat and exhaustion, while offering a new and active method of expression. This workshop will introduce students to a unique approach to contemporary floorwork, while also allowing them to experience the rawness of underground streetdance.
DeCato
 
SOMATIC TECHNIQUES with Lisa DeCato and Erica Steinweg
Weeks 1, 2, & 3 (JUNE 4th – JUNE 22nd) | 8:45 - 10:00 am
 
PILATES & BARTENIEFF FUNDAMENTALS
with LISA DECATO
> Sessions will explore personal body awareness in terms of dynamic alignment and total body organization. Mindful movement patterns will improve posture and balance, enhance mobility and stability, and develop core strength integration. Using Bartenieff Fundamentals and Pilates we will discover a more articulate body for all aspects of movement in your life.
 
 
YOGASteinweg
with ERICA EUFINGER STEINWEG
> Yoga informed by the Iyengar style is a wonderful complement to a dancing life. In this method, attention to postural detail helps to infuse the body with the mind’s awareness, illuminating new possibilities that can be applied to the stillness of asana and sweeping across the floor.
 
 

Past year 2017 faculty included an exciting group of nationally and internationally recognized guest artists!

  • 2017 Week 1: Malpaso Dance Company (Cuba)
  • 2017 Week 2: Douglas Gillespie (Kate Weare Company)
  • 2017 Week 3: Monica Bill Barnes (MBB&CO) & Shannon Bramham (Koresh Dance Company) 
  • See below for artist bios 
PAST SCHEDULE DESCRIPTIONS AND BIOS from 2017

WEEK ONE - JUNE 5 – JUNE 9, 2017Malpaso
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY, based in Havana, Cuba is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. While the company’s core artistic vision is led by resident repertory choreographer Osnel Delgado,  the company develops its work in a collective creative process. Malpaso was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Daileidys Carrazana, and Fernando Sanz.

WEEK TWO - JUNE 12 - 16, 2017Doug Gillespie
DOUGLAS GILLESPIE is a Brooklyn-based dance artist. He is an originating member of Kate Weare Company and has been a creative contributor throughout its first decade. Now the company’s Associate Director, Gillespie assists Weare on commissions, sets and re-stages repertory, facilitates outreach and teaching, oversees touring and is integral to the company’s spirit. He teaches at colleges and dance centers around the world, most recently at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Summer Program, National Taiwan University of the Arts and is on faculty at Gibney Dance Center in New York. Gillespie is an avid dance maker most recently choreographing Bellonas for Sarasota Contemporary Dance, which premieres Spring 2017. Gillespie has also created student commissions for Cleveland State University, University of Florida and Santa Fe College; two of which have premiered at American College Dance Festival. Gillespie premiered his first solo project Echo, in Taiwan in November 2015 and debuted it in the U.S. in 2016. Gillespie has performed in Punchdrunk Emursive’s Sleep No More and Third Rail Projects’ Then She Fell. Gillespie was born in San Diego, raised in Jacksonville and received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2005. 

WEEK THREE - JUNE 19 - 23, 2017Monica Bill Barnes
Monday - Wednesday w/ MONICA BILL BARNES
(In partnership with GroundWorks DanceTheater)
MONICA BILL BARNES founded MBB&CO in 1997 with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor and the innate theatricality of everyday life. Her work has been performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen’s Brigade to Carnegie Hall and has been presented in more than 75 cities throughout the US.  Current projects include a collaborative show with radio host Ira Glass that combines radio stories and dance, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a choreographed exercise tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art called The Museum Workout created in collaboration with artist and author Maira Kalman, and Happy Hour, the world’s only karaoke office party turned dance show, and the company’s first long-running show with recurring performances in NYC and tours around the country.

Thursday - Friday w/SHANNON BRAMHAMShannon Bramham
(In partnership with DANCECleveland)
SHANNON BRAMHAM, originally from Virginia, graduated with her BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University.  She joined Koresh Dance Company in 2008.  Currently, in addition to dancing as a senior member of the Company, Shannon manages Koresh Dance Company’s robust touring educational and outreach program, leading many of the KDC’s programs offered on tour.  In addition, she is among the few dancers chosen to regularly set Koresh choreography.  Shannon is also regularly invited to teach and set her own work. Recent locations include Wright State University, South Dayton Dance Theater, Highpoint University, We are Artists, East Carolina University, and Nina's School of Dance.  Her work has also been showcased at ACDFA and RDA. Shannon currently teaches adults at the Koresh School of Dance.
 


Summer Dance Archives

See information from some of our past Summer Dance experiences here.

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Summer Dance 2015
Pictured - Tammy Metz Starr

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Summer Dance 2014
Pictured - class in progress

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Summer Dance 2013
Pictured - Helanius J. Wilkins

 

 

 

Location of Summer Dance classes and events: 

CSU Arts Campus, Middough Bldg 5th Fl (#523)
1901 E. 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

*Metered street parking and parking lots/garages ($4-10 fee) available.

 

*Take elevators to 5th floor and follow signs to Dance Studio
(Room 523) 
 
Parking:
Parking lots ($4-$10 fees, depending on time and downtown activities) are available within walking distance of the Middough Building. Metered street parking (short-term: 1‐4 hours), is available north of Middough Building (along Chester Ave and near CSU main campus, East 13th St, & Payne Ave) and south of Euclid (Prospect Ave, etc). We suggest arriving early each day to allow time for parking. Avoid parking altogether by taking RTA (E. 13th and Euclid stop).