Danielle Davidson is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher currently working in Montreal, Boston and Providence. She received her training from L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Upon graduation, she was invited to join Le Jeune Ballet, where she worked for three years and had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Ballet Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet, Helene Blackburn/Cas Public and repertory works by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald, among others. While earning her Theatre Diploma at George Brown College in Toronto, she began her career as an independent artist. Danielle has since worked with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown and Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz.
Danielle is currently working in Cambridge with Prometheus Dance Company, Zoé Dance Company and Lorraine Chapman, the Company. In Providence she is working with Ali Kenner Brodsky & Dancers and with Jessica Howard.
Danielle is also a choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for Compagnie FDanse, Brown University’s Dance Company, Endicott College and will be creating a new work for Providence College this coming Fall. She has presented her work at the fFIDA in Toronto, at Le Festival International de la Danse in Montréal at La Place des Arts and in theatres around Montreal and Providence. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore.
Class Description: This contemporary/post-modern release technique workshop will aim at developing a balance between force and freedom, a directed impulse, a clarity of intention and the release of weight in movement. We will approach challenging material and physicality using set exercises based on gravity, momentum and spirals. Emphasis will be placed on a tactile connection with the floor, the relationship between the body’s axis and space, and the equilibrium between muscular engagement, efficiency, and effort. Participants will explore new pleasures as they play with the forces of gravity, levity, momentum and inertia.