Emily Beattie

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Emily Beattie is an artist dedicated to collaboration through performances that explore the intersections of technology and dance. She explores movement through strategies of improvisation, theatre, and contemporary dance technique. Emily has taught movement at Stony Brook University, UCLA, Brown University, Boston Ballet Community Program, and Walnut Hill and has been a guest at Montclair University,  Rhode Island School of Design and Tufts University. She has worked with and been inspired by Donald Byrd, Simone Forti, Jennifer Monson, Sara Rudner, and Edisa Weeks. Emily is currently on national tour with artists David Rousseve/REALITY and Lionel Popkin Dance Project.

Emily extensively creates with artist, Eric Gunther, a founder of the design firm sosolimited. Her experimental works for stage, screen, and site have been supported nationally by Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, Fowler Museum at UCLA, UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures/ Dance department, Brown University, Pieter Performance Space, Boston Cyberarts Festival, Berkshire Fringe Festival, World Arts Music/Crash Arts, Water Fire Festival Providence, Rhode Island, Green Street Studios, Somerville Arts Council, Gloucester New Arts Festival, Design Boston, American Repertory Theater’s Oberon Theater, and internationally by Kyoto Renku Festival 2011, Dance Renewal Project Quito and Rhodopi International Theater Lab in Formello, Italy.

Class Description: In class we will use contemporary dance techniques and improvisation to awaken the unique architectures of our body. We’ll play with facets of rigor in warm-ups for the first half of class and then in the second half, we’ll layer text that is driven by our movement. We’ll perform this score that features repetitive text and collective motion. The score is designed to physically and verbally risk getting our stories out. My hope is that we’ll emerge from this class wrung out and a bit more in awe of our form and each other.

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