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Dancing Dynamically, Autonomously - Fall 2017

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Dancing Dynamically, Autonomously - Fall 2017

from 12.00

Wednesdays through November 8, 2017 (no class Oct 18)
Taught by Shannon Murphy

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Dancing Dynamically, Autonomously
with Shannon Murphy
Wednesdays through November 8, 2017 10am-11:30am (no class Oct 18)

Dancing Dynamically, Autonomously, blends the imagery and functional anatomy of Franklin Method with contemporary dance practices. Geared toward professionals, the class challenges both the body and mind with direction changes, alternating between sides of the body, and moving in and out of the floor. Shannon is interested in playing with the body through phrase work, looking for dynamic ranges that come from desire and sensation as well as from other stimuli such as sound, the specifics of the studio, and the other bodies dancing. Class often entails Franklin Method fascial warm ups, improvisation, detailed floor and phrase work, and small jumps. Contact knee pads are suggested. 

$12 artists + students/$15 general // $50 for a 5 class card  // $100 for a 10 class card (good for 6 months)


Shannon Murphy is a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist and is a co-director of idiosynCrazy productions alongside founder, Jumatatu Poe. Her choreography has been shown throughout Philadelphia, at various festivals in the United States and in Paris, France. She was 2010's New Edge Resident in Dance at the CEC and a FringeArts (then called Live Arts) 2012-13 Lab fellow. Shannon has danced with Dance Theater X, Group Motion Dance Company, Kosoko Performance Group, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, SCRAP Performance Group, and with choreographers Peggy Baker, Robert Battle, and Wally Cardona.

She has a BA from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and is of the first Franklin Method Educators to graduate in the United States. While in Pittsburgh, she was on faculty at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Point Park University. Since moving to Philadelphia, she has been teaching young dancers at Koresh School of Dance since 2007 and a guest teacher at Drexel University, Swarthmore College, Temple University, and Villanova University. Currently, she is on faculty at Bryn Mawr College and  University of the Arts.