Alli Ross is a performing and teaching artist whose work moves between the practice of making art and the art of teaching. She’s spent the last 2 years working with London’s Punchdrunk on the award winning production of Sleep No More where she originated the role of Lady Macduff in both Boston and NY. In returning to Boston, she’s working on the initial stages of a new work with choreographer and educator Liz Lerman. Other huge inspiration comes from the teachings of Deborah Hay, Debra Bluth, Marjorie Morgan, Hana Van der Kolk, Body-Cartography Project, and the BPS students in her dance classes over the last 10 years. She trains in West African Dance forms, Contact Improvisation and is very interested in how the voice and dance meet in practice and performance. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Dance, and M.Ed. from HGSE. Alli is a Licensed Movement Educator in the State of MA.
Class Description: Through individual and ensemble practice we will investigate how the voice (in breath, sound and text) informs the dance. How the dance meets the voice. I am curious how all can be accessible tools for dance theater composition. We will start with a structured warm up and allow that to lead us into moving between the two. No vocal (singing) training necessary just a willingness to make some noise.