Anna Marie Shogren is a native Minneapolitan come Brooklyn based dancer/ choreographer/ artist. Her choreography has been seen in NY/Brooklyn at the Dance New Amsterdam, Gowanus Ballroom, Flux Factory, St. Cecilia’s Convent, and has been presented by AUNTS, Catch!, FIGMENT on Governors Island, Numu, and the Good Gadfly; in Minneapolis at The Walker Art Center, Southern Theater, Red Eye Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, and further. She is currently working and traveling with the Body Cartography Project and Faye Driscoll. She has also performed with choreographers Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Justin Jones, Laurie Van Wieren, Chris Schlichting, Cynthia Stevens, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Christine Elmo, and others. Her design work includes costuming for choreographers Morgan Thorson, Benn Rasmussen, and herself. Shogren studied at the University of Minnesota where she received a BFA in dance and a minor in art, graduating in 2005. She was voted the 2008 City Pages (Mpls) Dancer of the Year and is a two time Sage Award (Mpls) nominee. In 2010 she received a fellowship for a residency in Skagastrond, Iceland at the Nes Artist Residency. She works with the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo, whose work has been presented many places around NY, and throughout the West Coast and Minneapolis in the summer of 2011 during a rock-and-roll style art tour. The group took on a Reclusive Project in East Brooklyn in the fall of 2011 and is now preparing to spend the summer of 2013 writing beautiful novels as expats in France. She has written performance and art related reviews for the Thomas Hunter Project Space at Hunter College and has been published with the Le Poison Rouge Arts and Culture Blog, InDigest Magazine, and Critical Correspondence.
Class Description: The workshop is based on a solo practice developed while in isolation and is partially inspired by words from Steve Paxton regarding when he is dancing and when he is not dancing. The time will be passed together in a non-hierarchical layering of performance, rehearsal, warm-up/technique, and generation of content/concept.