Contemporary Class with Cookie Harrist

Sunday, September 29 | 1-3PM 

This event is presented in collaboration with Casco Bay Movers and The Living Room Dance Collective.

$17 at the door (no CBM card punch)
Sliding scale available if cost is prohibitive

Cookie Harrist is a dancer who moved from Maine to San Francisco in 2017. She has performed in works by Joe Goode Performance Group, Sara Shelton Mann, Larry Arrington, Catherine Galasso, LEVYdance, Hana van der Kolk/Asher Woodworth and others. She is a faculty member at the ODC School in San Francisco where she teaches contemporary/release and contact improvisation.

Cookie’s contemporary class is a playful mix of improvisation and choreography. The first half of class is a series of improvisational studies that asks how we create legible meaning through our dancing vocabulary. We explore this question through working with a partner/witness, activating the emotional body and confusing proprioceptive and visual senses to strengthen the inner eye. In the latter portion of class, we lean into a contemporary/lyrical framework and learn choreography to a specific piece of music with a narrative and emotional arc. We play with the expression of the choreography, allowing ourselves to be too much and/or just enough. All experience levels welcome! Adults and teens.