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Keeper of Arts

Contemporary dance is kind of dance performance which developed around mid-twentieth century; it has since fast grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world.   It has grown in popularity particularly in the U.S.A and Europe. It incorporates elements from many dance styles such as classical, modern and jazz.  Due to technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern, ballet and other classical concert dance styles.

Contemporary dance tends to focus on combining the strong, but controlled legwork of ballet with modern stress on the torso.  It also employs floor work, contract-release, fall and recovery, swings, spiral, physical expression and improvisation characteristics of contemporary dance.  Unfathomable change in speed, rhythm and direction is often determined.  Additionally, modern dance can incorporate elements of non-western culture; for example from African dance including bent knees and gaze from Indian dance.  Sequences including Chinese melodies, describe the beauty of feeling and imagery. Merce Cuningham and Martha Graham ’s work with upper body put into a full dance add details of the straightness and curved upper body fluidity to the dancer. 

There is usually a choreographer who makes the creative decisions as to whether the piece is an abstract or a narrative one.  The choreography traditionally determined by its relation to the music or sound that danced.  The music in contemporary dance serves as a backdrop to the piece.  The choreographer has control over the costumes, aesthetic value of the overall composition of the performance, regardless of how they may influence the dancer’s movement.  

Aims:

Keeper of Arts was established in 2018 and offers exceptional training in dance and physical expression together with creative experience and opportunities to perform.  Benefits of contemporary dance  include improved Community and Individual well-being and health life-styles.  This is including Contact Improvisation practice and Chair Yoga.  

Contact improvisation is enjoyable by movers of all kinds—professionally trained dancers, recreational movers, athletes, disabled dancers, old, young.  Dancers apply for their work with CI to choreography, to dance training, to working with children, seniors, disabled populations, therapy, visual art, music, education, environmental work, and social activism. Many do it just for pleasure and personal development.  Contact Improvisation's influence seen throughout modern and postmodern dance choreography, performance, and dance training worldwide, especially in relationship to partnering and use of weight.  We want to develop and spread to new cities, countries, types of dancers, and areas of application. The work embraces those new to the form as well as those who have devoted to its study and practice for decades.

On The Stage

Welcome To Keeper of Arts

We believe in the liberating power of arts and enjoy exerting that power upon those in need of its rejuvenating influence.  We have the fundamental view that people from all walks of life and every demographic within a community should be considered as a audience and performers in their own right. With this in mind there is no better place to start than with younger generations as  children are gold mines of knowledge, insight and creativity. 

 

Our aim is to give children and young adults the tools to discover a whole new avenue of excitement and exploration in their lives, one which defies the boundaries of Time and Culture.

Our classes
Somatic Movement- Yoga Classes for Adult
Somatic Movement - Yoga for Children 4+ and Young Adults

THURSDAY, MAY 25
AT 8 PM

Thirst

FRIDAY - MAY 26,
AT 8 PM

The Improvisation Story