Phil Chan

PhilPhil Chan began his dance training in Hong Kong, and continued to train at Berkeley Ballet Theatre in California. He graduated with honors with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Dance from Carleton College in Minnesota, where he performed with the Semaphore Repertory Dance Company in a variety of classical and modern repertory and was a recipient of the Ann Goodson Weiner Prize.  In 2006, he was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center at the America College Dance Festival Gala concert. He is an alumni of the Ailey School, and also performs with Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre.Class Description: Beginning with a simple barre to promote proper alignment, coordination, and responsive balance, the class proceeds into an exploration of the boundaries and potential of ballet technique, exploring tone, quality, speed, phrasing, oppositions, energy, and intention. Students will be challenged to work within the constrains of technique, music, and form to find expression and individual interpretation of movement. The class will also include time to discuss careers in dance writing, and the power of storytelling as it applies to grantwriting, marketing, and criticism.

Class Description: Beginning with a simple barre to promote proper alignment, coordination, and responsive balance, the class proceeds into an exploration of the boundaries and potential of ballet technique, exploring tone, quality, speed, phrasing, oppositions, energy, and intention. Students will be challenged to work within the constrains of technique, music, and form to find expression and individual interpretation of movement. The class will also include time to discuss careers in dance writing, and the power of storytelling as it applies to grantwriting, marketing, and criticism. 

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