Classes + Workshops

Dance

Drop In
Spiral Out

Fridays

11AM – 12:30PM

This is an ongoing class for advanced dancers. We move from a place of play and curiosity in this technique class. Go beyond the mechanics, think critically about the tools, make connections, and deepen sensory awareness as a means for honing artistry and dynamics.

 

Class is by donation ($10 suggested) and cash/check donations are also accepted in-person at the door. Your donation supports DISCO RIOT’s mission to create a more collaborative movement-based arts scene in San Diego.

LOCATION

Stage 7 School of Dance

3980 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

 

Free Workshop

Back Care Basics

with

Evan Hart Marsh

Sunday September 15

Sunday October 6

1PM – 3PM

Discover a holistic approach to back care through mindful movement, breath work, meditation, and connection. Join our community as we step off the mat and engage with one another on a journey to a healthy spine.

 

  • Modifications to yoga postures and everyday activities
  • Introduction to Yoga Therapy
  • All levels welcome!

 

What is Yoga Therapy? Yoga Therapy uses the philosophy and practice of yoga for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and overall maintenance for healthy living. This approach can reduce the stress in your mind and body that contributes to pain and illness. It is traditionally taught one on one, and tailor made to meet the needs of the individual. Yoga Therapy offers the tools to cultivate more productive habits to improve your sleep, eating habits, movement patterns, relationships, mental acuity, and overall quality of life.

 

There is no cost to attend this master class — but space is limited!

 

LOCATION

The Little Yoga Studio

702 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Free Workshop

Autoethnography: Composing Experience through Performance

with

Zoya Sardashti

Saturday October 26

2PM – 6PM

This unique workshop is an introduction to practice-based research in the fields of live art, performance-making and visual practices. Participants are invited to create a work-in-progress with an emphasis placed on the intersections of creative and critical methodologies. This workshop centers on creating an opportunity to develop frameworks (tools and networks) which will enhance one’s ability to articulate practical-creative research within theoretical contexts. The nature of this workshop stems from a desire to create an open forum by forming a convivial creative community. The material can be adjusted to suit a wide age range and for the general public.

 

What is autoethnography? Autoethnography as a practice helps us recognize power relations that perpetuate inequalities. Engaging in the aesthetics of the self while thinking critically about social norms generates a new set of relations, possibilities and futures. Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience.

 

No pre-registration is required to join this free workshop. Just show up, we’ll see you there!

LOCATION

Art Produce

3139 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Advanced Workshop

3-day Countertechnique Workshop

with

Charles Slender-White

November 23 – 25

10AM – 2PM

LOCATION

San Diego City College

Dance Studio C109

1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Over 3 days, dancers will be offered a comprehensive introduction to Countertechnique. Developed by Anouk van Dijk, Countertechnique is a contemporary dance technique that integrates intellectual intention with physical activity, strengthens and stretches the body, and enables dancers to move bigger, more fluidly, and more spatially. In addition to daily Countertechnique classes, the workshop will include discussions about and physical investigations of the Countertechnique Toolbox. Each of these sessions will help dancers deepen their Countertechnique practice while facilitating the application of Countertechnique to other dance forms and modalities.​The day will include a short break. ​​

 

Charles Slender-White is the Founding and Artistic Director of FACT/SF. He began his career in 2006 when he joined Tatiana Baganova’s Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Since then, he has performed, made choreography, and taught across North America, Europe, Russia, and in Hong Kong and Australia. Charles’ work has been commissioned by the US Department of State, CounterPulse, Acid Rain (Chelyabinsk), Dialogue Dance (Kostroma), and others. He has been a Countertechnique practitioner for 14 years, and is one of 32 Countertechnique Teachers worldwide. Charles spent 2012 in mentorship with Elizabeth Streb as part of CHIME Across Borders, and graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with degrees in English Literature and Dance & Performance Studies.​

 

More about Charles and his work: factsf.org
More about Countertechnique: countertechnique.com

 

$175 Early Bird Registration by October 31
$225 beginning November 1

 

 

Please note: We are prioritizing admission for those who can commit to the full 3-day workshop. Should space allow after November 15, we will open it up to drop-ins for class only (10am-12pm) at $20/class.

 

Coming from out of town? Contact us for help with accommodation in San Diego.