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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Sep
24
2020

E-Tango and More

E-Tango and More

The Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with Inclusive Arts Vermont, Presents: E-Tango and More with Eva Zimet!

Social dancing will return! This series will prepare you for dancing Argentine tango with simple exercises, figures and LOTS of body awareness (think Pilates and Somatic mash-up). No prior tango experience or fancy shoes necessary. Although if requested, I will add an entire 3-week session on walking in heels. Here’s your chance, in the privacy of your own space, to explore reconstructive techniques that will help you move in social dance and life in general, with more grace, comfort and confidence. No partner necessary.

For: Open level, and drop in friendly. Anyone who wants to try moving or watch it happen, get ideas, be inspired, and of course those who love Argentine tango. This class is designed to be accessible for seniors, veterans, survivors of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, womxn in leadership who want to gain new skills, and queer folx who generally avoid the dance scene due to gender-role expectations.

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Eva Zimet is a cross-disciplinary teaching artist. She works 1:1 and with communities, developing connections within and among individuals through improvisation in language, thought and movement. Argentine tango has informed much of her technique. She now lives, writes, draws and teaches in Vermont, and will dance anywhere. Born in New York City, Eva earned an MFA from Columbia University, a JD from Vermont Law School. Her first career was ballet. She is also certified as: mediator, TESOL, yoga and meditation instructor. Her children’s picture book, Lucy Dancer, is infused with the charm of a dancer's world. Her I-was-there insight invites the audience to share the artist’s point of view, the artist's experience, and why that makes a performance worth watching. Watch for her new book drop in fall 2020 The Lost Grip, entirely poetry.

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If you need special accommodations, please note VDA will need at least two weeks notice before the class start date. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.

How to Register: Click on “Get More Info” to register for this class, or any class in our fall Resilient Dancing Series! If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 410-458-3672.

Payment: VDA member and Non-VDA member pricing is listed in the registration form. To make your payment please visit vermontdance.org/support.

We are pleased to announce that this project is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of Vermont Humanities Council.

9/24/20 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Online, Statewide

Sep
17
2020
– THRU –
Oct
8
2020

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Instructor: Susan Weiss
Dates: Thursdays, September 17 – October 8
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $160
SVAC member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $145
Non-member, registering for this course only – $185
Non-member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $165
Learn the techniques of drawing with pencil. pen, charcoal, and ink–while drawing film stills from classic black and white Hollywood movies. We will begin with pencil, and each week we will add to the technical repertoire. Draw a different genre each week–film noir, horror, Westerns and mysteries. For all levels. Class meets over Zoom, four times for 90 minutes each time.

9/17/20 7:00pm - 10/8/20 8:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
24
2020
– THRU –
Oct
29
2020

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

For kids in grades 5 & 6. Students will build a solid acting foundation while working with other young actors in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. We will work to sharpen acting skills and create characters through improvisational games and scenes. This is a great class to gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows and will run according to Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 risk management. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org for more information.

9/24/20 3:30pm - 10/29/20 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Friday, September 25, 2020
Sep
25
2020

Being/Body

Being/Body

The Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with Inclusive Arts Vermont, Presents: Being/Body with Liesje Smith!

Being/Body Somatic Dance is rooted in the notion that connecting with others in an energetic field (especially now and even on line!) transforms our minds and bodies to become more alive, whole, organized and free flowing.Through this class, we explore pathways for engaging in movement to integrate fragmented parts of ourselves into expressions of wholeness. Using the power of imagery, and self initiated movement, we attune our energetic expressions and develop functional accuracy. By developing these skills, we can bring life to opportunities for imagination, power, gesture, coordination, adaptability, and delight. Access innate fluidity that supports the freedom to play with spontaneity in enlivened space.

For: Those who are interested in a deeper somatic inquiry. Open level, all abilities, and drop in friendly.

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Liesje Smith is a Rolfer™, Somatic Movement Therapist™ and “Dance Artist”. Her inspiration to teach comes from her extensive background in dance, energy anatomy, experiential anatomy, functional movement, Body & Earth, Embodyoga, Soul Motion, Continuum, Gaga, and more. As a Somatic Movement Therapist, she works with people every day to help them come to understand how to develop and nourish healing states through attention to space, shape, effort and flow.

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If you need special accommodations, please note VDA will need at least two weeks notice before the class start date. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.

How to Register: Click on “Get More Info” to register for this class, or any class in our fall Resilient Dancing Series! If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 410-458-3672.

Payment: VDA member and Non-VDA member pricing is listed in the registration form. To make your payment please visit vermontdance.org/support.

We are pleased to announce that this project is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of Vermont Humanities Council.

9/25/20 9:00am - 9:45am

Online, Statewide

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Oct
6
2020

Virtual Class – Hollywood In Black And White: Four Key Genre Classics, With Elliot Lavine

Virtual Class – Hollywood In Black And White: Four Key Genre Classics, With Elliot Lavine

Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Dates: Tuesdays, September 15 – October 6
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $160
SVAC member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $145
Non-member, registering for this course only – $185
Non-member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $165
Join an award-winning filmmaker to discover the hidden rewards in these movies. This class is companion to “Drawing Film Stills,” which runs concurrently. Discounted registration is available to students who enroll in both courses.

No comprehensive survey of Hollywood films of the 1940s and 50s would be complete without a thorough immersion into the revelatory world of the black & white genre film. This intensive four-week excursion into that realm will highlight a quartet of stimulating films that offer many hidden rewards when viewed with an eye toward critical analysis. The four films in this class represent high-water marks with respect to genre filmmaking.

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946), John Ford’s magnificent western, a mythologizing retelling of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is a masterful blend of historical fact and gun-blazing fiction. The film stars Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell, and Walter Brennan and the spectacular location photography is by Joe MacDonald, one of the most celebrated cinematographers of the time. This film goes well beyond its immeasurable cult status as a top western; it’s a major slice of Americana.

KISS ME DEADLY (1955) provides us with one of film noir’s most notoriously ambitious creations: director Robert Aldrich’s hyperkinetic adaptation of Mickey Spillaine’s violent private detective novel. But Aldrich and his ace cinematographer Ernst Laszlo had much more on their minds than the simple telling of a tough-as-nails detective tale, marking this film as one of the most subversive of the 50s. Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker and an amazing cast of supporting players all contribute to the mesmerizing ambient of this classic noir.

THE LADY AND THE MONSTER (1944)
This out-and-out, unrepentant B movie has emerged as one of the most memorable of its type: the exotic and intoxicating low-budget horror film. Based on an already well-known novel, Donovan’s Brain by Curt Siodmak, this wildly expressionistic oddity was photographed by the legendary cinematographer John Alton, who gives it a wholly unique look and feel. What could have been a simple-minded, implausible tale somehow becomes a small cinematic miracle in his capable hands.

INTRUDER IN THE DUST (1949)
The “social issue” film became a bona fide genre by the end of World War II, with a whole cluster of potent, socially relevant films crowding their way into movie theaters. This film, taken from a William Faulkner novel, is a powerful tale of racial injustice in a small Mississippi town. A black man is accused of murder and no one seems willing to defend him. Directed with a firm but sensitive hand by Clarence Brown and photographed by the estimable Robert Surtees, this is a film that will reverberate long after its viewed.

Links to each of these films will be provided by the instructor as well as a detailed set of links to reviews, essays, and other video clips in order to further enhance the experience of this class. Everyone will have at least six days to watch and absorb the material each week before congregating via ZOOM on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (EDT), September 15 – October 6.

The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available for teens. To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-362-1405.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Elliot Lavine has been teaching film studies courses since 2006 for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Oregon State University, and San Francisco State University, both in person and now on-line. Previously Lavine had acquired a national reputation as one of the country’s foremost film programmers. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir.

9/15/20 7:00pm - 10/6/20 8:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Sep
30
2020

The Site Speaks: Site Dance at Home

The Site Speaks: Site Dance at Home

The Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with Inclusive Arts Vermont, Presents: The Site Speaks: Site Dance at Home with Nicole Dagesse!

Over the course of three weeks, students will learn 3-dimensional site dance techniques that begin with general similarities (find a site with a wall and a floor), and deepen into the unique history of each student’s home. Students will practice full body warm-ups leveraging their body within the site, investigate place through improvisation, and then begin to create unique choreography based on their specific site.

For: All ages, levels, and experiences who enjoy focused/individual improvisation are well equipped for this class! No specific experience necessary, but a willingness to explore, play, listen, and create is vital! Open level, and drop in friendly.

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Nicole Dagesse is a Vermont native whose rural upbringing in the forests and fields is a direct inspiration for her movement style and choreographic desires. Combining her training in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Aerial Dance, Nicole approaches each new site with inquisitive play and rigorous movement research. Nicole earned her BFA in Dance and BS in Environmental Science from the UMASS, Amherst and an MFA in Site Dance from CU, Boulder. Nicole taught and choreographed in North Carolina, where she was the director of dance at Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh and where Murmurations Dance was born. Now back in Vermont, Nicole lives with her husband and adventurous children and uses her improvisational skills to experiment with motherhood, artistry, work, pleasure, and play. Nicole is also a Yoga Teacher specializing in Vinyasa Flow and Pre/Postnatal Yoga and a teacher of Aerial Dance.

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If you need special accommodations, please note VDA will need at least two weeks notice before the class start date. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.

How to Register: Click on “Get More Info” to register for this class, or any class in our fall Resilient Dancing Series! If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 410-458-3672.

Payment: VDA member and Non-VDA member pricing is listed in the registration form. To make your payment please visit vermontdance.org/support.

We are pleased to announce that this project is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of Vermont Humanities Council.

9/30/20 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Online, Statewide

Sep
16
2020
– THRU –
Oct
21
2020

Downtown Sketch Club

Downtown Sketch Club

Have you always wanted to try sketching out and about but were too intimidated to try? You're not alone! With an aim to socially distancing and drawing outdoors, we will park and meet in a central downtown area to draw the people, shopfronts, and buildings of downtown Brattleboro.

Each session will start with a short demo, set-up suggestions with portable easels, paper, and drawing materials ready to go. Portraying perspective in the built environment and capturing the changeable scene of season and figures will make this a refreshing and welcoming challenge for beginners and experienced artists alike. The teacher will circulate to offer fresh eyes on your work and tips. We will reconvene at the end of the session to review the morning's successes and opportunities.

Ink, charcoal and pencils will be available.

Drop Ins Welcome.

$30 suggested donation per class

Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

On rainy days, we will be drawing in the Brattleboro Museum.

9/16/20 10:00am - 10/21/20 12:00pm

River Gallery School, Brattleboro

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Sep
17
2020
– THRU –
Oct
8
2020

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Instructor: Susan Weiss
Dates: Thursdays, September 17 – October 8
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $160
SVAC member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $145
Non-member, registering for this course only – $185
Non-member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $165
Learn the techniques of drawing with pencil. pen, charcoal, and ink–while drawing film stills from classic black and white Hollywood movies. We will begin with pencil, and each week we will add to the technical repertoire. Draw a different genre each week–film noir, horror, Westerns and mysteries. For all levels. Class meets over Zoom, four times for 90 minutes each time.

9/17/20 7:00pm - 10/8/20 8:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
24
2020
– THRU –
Oct
29
2020

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

For kids in grades 5 & 6. Students will build a solid acting foundation while working with other young actors in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. We will work to sharpen acting skills and create characters through improvisational games and scenes. This is a great class to gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows and will run according to Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 risk management. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org for more information.

9/24/20 3:30pm - 10/29/20 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Friday, October 2, 2020
Oct
2
2020

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience will cover 3 different approaches. Through Hip Hop Party Dances, House Dance and Freestyle Sessions - together we will take a journey with: building technique; embracing community despite the current barriers to our social / emotional connections; really LISTENing and clearly expressing with our bodies the rhythms and musical stories that we hear; cypher and freestyle culture and tools; and history, context and stories including snippets of interviews with Innovators and Legends within the respective cultures of Hip Hop and House Dance.

The most benefit will be gained from signing up for all 3 classes. Drop - ins are also welcome.
Class 1 Fri Oct 2: Let's Get It IN! Hip Hop Party Dances
Class 2 Fri Oct 9: Welcome To The Club / House Dancers Unite
Class 3 Fri Oct 16: Party Time - A Structured Freestyle Session

Who's It For? All Levels, Ages, Identities and Abilities Welcomed - from novice to experienced - who wants to learn more about these two respective dance styles or deepen their current practice, and be able to dance when the music comes on. My goal is that we will all come away with joy, a deeper sense of community, and a lot of information in our toolboxes to help us discover and/or elevate our own dance. I hope that this may be a space for you to not just survive, but THRIVE.
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angelina ponzio labate is a teaching and performing artist, choreographer, poet, documentarian and the founding director of snowflake dot productions: "DANCE x instruction x choreography x performance x videography." ms angelina learns, shares in, practices, performs and teaches hip hop and house dance technique, freestyle and culture. as a non-black guest practitioner of black dance forms, in her classroom and beyond angelina honors, learns from and looks to innovators and legends who created and continue to elevate street and club dance styles. angelina understands dance and music as political and healing and thrives on community, joy, learning, growing, processing and uplifting with others. she gratefully holds a degree of life, an a.a. and a certificate in african heritage dance from ccsf, and a b.a. from the world arts and cultures dance program with a minor in visual and performing arts education from ucla.

10/2/20 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Online, Statewide

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Oct
6
2020

Virtual Class – Hollywood In Black And White: Four Key Genre Classics, With Elliot Lavine

Virtual Class – Hollywood In Black And White: Four Key Genre Classics, With Elliot Lavine

Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Dates: Tuesdays, September 15 – October 6
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $160
SVAC member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $145
Non-member, registering for this course only – $185
Non-member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $165
Join an award-winning filmmaker to discover the hidden rewards in these movies. This class is companion to “Drawing Film Stills,” which runs concurrently. Discounted registration is available to students who enroll in both courses.

No comprehensive survey of Hollywood films of the 1940s and 50s would be complete without a thorough immersion into the revelatory world of the black & white genre film. This intensive four-week excursion into that realm will highlight a quartet of stimulating films that offer many hidden rewards when viewed with an eye toward critical analysis. The four films in this class represent high-water marks with respect to genre filmmaking.

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946), John Ford’s magnificent western, a mythologizing retelling of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is a masterful blend of historical fact and gun-blazing fiction. The film stars Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell, and Walter Brennan and the spectacular location photography is by Joe MacDonald, one of the most celebrated cinematographers of the time. This film goes well beyond its immeasurable cult status as a top western; it’s a major slice of Americana.

KISS ME DEADLY (1955) provides us with one of film noir’s most notoriously ambitious creations: director Robert Aldrich’s hyperkinetic adaptation of Mickey Spillaine’s violent private detective novel. But Aldrich and his ace cinematographer Ernst Laszlo had much more on their minds than the simple telling of a tough-as-nails detective tale, marking this film as one of the most subversive of the 50s. Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker and an amazing cast of supporting players all contribute to the mesmerizing ambient of this classic noir.

THE LADY AND THE MONSTER (1944)
This out-and-out, unrepentant B movie has emerged as one of the most memorable of its type: the exotic and intoxicating low-budget horror film. Based on an already well-known novel, Donovan’s Brain by Curt Siodmak, this wildly expressionistic oddity was photographed by the legendary cinematographer John Alton, who gives it a wholly unique look and feel. What could have been a simple-minded, implausible tale somehow becomes a small cinematic miracle in his capable hands.

INTRUDER IN THE DUST (1949)
The “social issue” film became a bona fide genre by the end of World War II, with a whole cluster of potent, socially relevant films crowding their way into movie theaters. This film, taken from a William Faulkner novel, is a powerful tale of racial injustice in a small Mississippi town. A black man is accused of murder and no one seems willing to defend him. Directed with a firm but sensitive hand by Clarence Brown and photographed by the estimable Robert Surtees, this is a film that will reverberate long after its viewed.

Links to each of these films will be provided by the instructor as well as a detailed set of links to reviews, essays, and other video clips in order to further enhance the experience of this class. Everyone will have at least six days to watch and absorb the material each week before congregating via ZOOM on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (EDT), September 15 – October 6.

The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available for teens. To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-362-1405.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Elliot Lavine has been teaching film studies courses since 2006 for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Oregon State University, and San Francisco State University, both in person and now on-line. Previously Lavine had acquired a national reputation as one of the country’s foremost film programmers. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir.

9/15/20 7:00pm - 10/6/20 8:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Oct
7
2020

Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Join dancer and choreographer Hanna Satterlee in becoming insatiably curious: about your body and the physical potential of your creativity. Come enjoy a collective group experience of guided improvisation, interdisciplinary movement scores, and playful composition prompts. We will develop a relationship to the camera, to each other and to our own unique artistry. Recommended to attend all three sessions.

For: Teens! Grades 9-12

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Hanna Satterlee creates performance experiences and conceptual artworks through dance. As a choreographer of works for stage, site and film, Hanna explores the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, establishing a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. After ten years of international travel and dance exploration, in May 2017 Hanna founded the Vermont Dance Alliance (vermontdance.org)! Hanna now serves as the Executive Director, both managing a statewide network of dance artists, partners and patrons, as well as producing and curating high-quality dance events and opportunities for the public. Hanna holds degrees and certifications in dance therapy, psychology, performance, choreography, vinyassa/yin/restorative yoga, non-profit management and arts integration. Hanna shares these passions as an intergenerational educator, interdisciplinary performer and collaborator, experimental curator and event producer. Hanna is as passionate for the form of dance as she is in connecting people to it.

10/7/20 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Online, Statewide

Sep
16
2020
– THRU –
Oct
21
2020

Downtown Sketch Club

Downtown Sketch Club

Have you always wanted to try sketching out and about but were too intimidated to try? You're not alone! With an aim to socially distancing and drawing outdoors, we will park and meet in a central downtown area to draw the people, shopfronts, and buildings of downtown Brattleboro.

Each session will start with a short demo, set-up suggestions with portable easels, paper, and drawing materials ready to go. Portraying perspective in the built environment and capturing the changeable scene of season and figures will make this a refreshing and welcoming challenge for beginners and experienced artists alike. The teacher will circulate to offer fresh eyes on your work and tips. We will reconvene at the end of the session to review the morning's successes and opportunities.

Ink, charcoal and pencils will be available.

Drop Ins Welcome.

$30 suggested donation per class

Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

On rainy days, we will be drawing in the Brattleboro Museum.

9/16/20 10:00am - 10/21/20 12:00pm

River Gallery School, Brattleboro

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Sep
17
2020
– THRU –
Oct
8
2020

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Virtual Class – Drawing Film Stills With Susan Weiss: Pencil, Pen, Charcoal And Ink

Instructor: Susan Weiss
Dates: Thursdays, September 17 – October 8
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $160
SVAC member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $145
Non-member, registering for this course only – $185
Non-member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $165
Learn the techniques of drawing with pencil. pen, charcoal, and ink–while drawing film stills from classic black and white Hollywood movies. We will begin with pencil, and each week we will add to the technical repertoire. Draw a different genre each week–film noir, horror, Westerns and mysteries. For all levels. Class meets over Zoom, four times for 90 minutes each time.

9/17/20 7:00pm - 10/8/20 8:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
24
2020
– THRU –
Oct
29
2020

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

For kids in grades 5 & 6. Students will build a solid acting foundation while working with other young actors in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. We will work to sharpen acting skills and create characters through improvisational games and scenes. This is a great class to gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows and will run according to Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 risk management. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org for more information.

9/24/20 3:30pm - 10/29/20 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Friday, October 9, 2020
Oct
9
2020

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience will cover 3 different approaches. Through Hip Hop Party Dances, House Dance and Freestyle Sessions - together we will take a journey with: building technique; embracing community despite the current barriers to our social / emotional connections; really LISTENing and clearly expressing with our bodies the rhythms and musical stories that we hear; cypher and freestyle culture and tools; and history, context and stories including snippets of interviews with Innovators and Legends within the respective cultures of Hip Hop and House Dance.

The most benefit will be gained from signing up for all 3 classes. Drop - ins are also welcome.
Class 1 Fri Oct 2: Let's Get It IN! Hip Hop Party Dances
Class 2 Fri Oct 9: Welcome To The Club / House Dancers Unite
Class 3 Fri Oct 16: Party Time - A Structured Freestyle Session

Who's It For? All Levels, Ages, Identities and Abilities Welcomed - from novice to experienced - who wants to learn more about these two respective dance styles or deepen their current practice, and be able to dance when the music comes on. My goal is that we will all come away with joy, a deeper sense of community, and a lot of information in our toolboxes to help us discover and/or elevate our own dance. I hope that this may be a space for you to not just survive, but THRIVE.
--

angelina ponzio labate is a teaching and performing artist, choreographer, poet, documentarian and the founding director of snowflake dot productions: "DANCE x instruction x choreography x performance x videography." ms angelina learns, shares in, practices, performs and teaches hip hop and house dance technique, freestyle and culture. as a non-black guest practitioner of black dance forms, in her classroom and beyond angelina honors, learns from and looks to innovators and legends who created and continue to elevate street and club dance styles. angelina understands dance and music as political and healing and thrives on community, joy, learning, growing, processing and uplifting with others. she gratefully holds a degree of life, an a.a. and a certificate in african heritage dance from ccsf, and a b.a. from the world arts and cultures dance program with a minor in visual and performing arts education from ucla.

10/9/20 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Online, Statewide

Sunday, October 11, 2020
Oct
11
2020

Somatic Explorations and Art for Culture Shift with Neva Cockrell

Somatic Explorations and Art for Culture Shift with Neva Cockrell

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
Somatic Explorations and Art for Culture Shift with Neva Cockrell

In this 2-hour workshop, we will explore the overlap of somatic practice and art for culture shift. We will begin by looking at how oppression / oppressive systems live in the body and, in turn, how our bodies create our collective culture. Through embodied exercises we will move through a gentle process of how we can learn to identify these patterns within our own bodies, and then start to shift them. The second hour will be a guided creative session on how we can use our art for culture shift. Art creates culture, and culture drives legislation. So as artists, we have a potent role in shifting our society towards justice, wellbeing, and reverence for life. In this portion of the workshop, we will explore how the art we make impacts culture, and practice expressing ourselves in ways that move towards individual and collective healing. We will each create, share our work, and have discussion about the pieces.

For: Artists who are interested in embodiment. Embodiment practitioners who are interested in art. Anyone looking to walk an embodied, creative path towards individual and collective freedom.

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Neva Cockrell is a dancer, director, and movement instructor. She tours internationally with Pilobolus (China, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Dubai, Mexico, Israel, and US) and directs new dance-theater works in the US, Dubai, and Europe with her company Loom Ensemble. When she isn't directing or performing, she is teaching her own movement technique, Catalyst Training, which she developed in 2016. She is based at the Art Monastery in Springfield, VT. Her life path is deeply ground in communal living, body-based activities, art-making, being outside, and contemplative practice.

10/11/20 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online, Statewide

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Oct
14
2020

Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Join dancer and choreographer Hanna Satterlee in becoming insatiably curious: about your body and the physical potential of your creativity. Come enjoy a collective group experience of guided improvisation, interdisciplinary movement scores, and playful composition prompts. We will develop a relationship to the camera, to each other and to our own unique artistry. Recommended to attend all three sessions.

For: Teens! Grades 9-12

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Hanna Satterlee creates performance experiences and conceptual artworks through dance. As a choreographer of works for stage, site and film, Hanna explores the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, establishing a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. After ten years of international travel and dance exploration, in May 2017 Hanna founded the Vermont Dance Alliance (vermontdance.org)! Hanna now serves as the Executive Director, both managing a statewide network of dance artists, partners and patrons, as well as producing and curating high-quality dance events and opportunities for the public. Hanna holds degrees and certifications in dance therapy, psychology, performance, choreography, vinyassa/yin/restorative yoga, non-profit management and arts integration. Hanna shares these passions as an intergenerational educator, interdisciplinary performer and collaborator, experimental curator and event producer. Hanna is as passionate for the form of dance as she is in connecting people to it.

10/14/20 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Online, Statewide

Sep
16
2020
– THRU –
Oct
21
2020

Downtown Sketch Club

Downtown Sketch Club

Have you always wanted to try sketching out and about but were too intimidated to try? You're not alone! With an aim to socially distancing and drawing outdoors, we will park and meet in a central downtown area to draw the people, shopfronts, and buildings of downtown Brattleboro.

Each session will start with a short demo, set-up suggestions with portable easels, paper, and drawing materials ready to go. Portraying perspective in the built environment and capturing the changeable scene of season and figures will make this a refreshing and welcoming challenge for beginners and experienced artists alike. The teacher will circulate to offer fresh eyes on your work and tips. We will reconvene at the end of the session to review the morning's successes and opportunities.

Ink, charcoal and pencils will be available.

Drop Ins Welcome.

$30 suggested donation per class

Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

On rainy days, we will be drawing in the Brattleboro Museum.

9/16/20 10:00am - 10/21/20 12:00pm

River Gallery School, Brattleboro

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Sep
24
2020
– THRU –
Oct
29
2020

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

For kids in grades 5 & 6. Students will build a solid acting foundation while working with other young actors in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. We will work to sharpen acting skills and create characters through improvisational games and scenes. This is a great class to gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows and will run according to Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 risk management. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org for more information.

9/24/20 3:30pm - 10/29/20 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Friday, October 16, 2020
Oct
16
2020

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience with angelina ponzio labate

3 Ways to Party: A Hip Hop and House Dance Experience will cover 3 different approaches. Through Hip Hop Party Dances, House Dance and Freestyle Sessions - together we will take a journey with: building technique; embracing community despite the current barriers to our social / emotional connections; really LISTENing and clearly expressing with our bodies the rhythms and musical stories that we hear; cypher and freestyle culture and tools; and history, context and stories including snippets of interviews with Innovators and Legends within the respective cultures of Hip Hop and House Dance.

The most benefit will be gained from signing up for all 3 classes. Drop - ins are also welcome.
Class 1 Fri Oct 2: Let's Get It IN! Hip Hop Party Dances
Class 2 Fri Oct 9: Welcome To The Club / House Dancers Unite
Class 3 Fri Oct 16: Party Time - A Structured Freestyle Session

Who's It For? All Levels, Ages, Identities and Abilities Welcomed - from novice to experienced - who wants to learn more about these two respective dance styles or deepen their current practice, and be able to dance when the music comes on. My goal is that we will all come away with joy, a deeper sense of community, and a lot of information in our toolboxes to help us discover and/or elevate our own dance. I hope that this may be a space for you to not just survive, but THRIVE.
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angelina ponzio labate is a teaching and performing artist, choreographer, poet, documentarian and the founding director of snowflake dot productions: "DANCE x instruction x choreography x performance x videography." ms angelina learns, shares in, practices, performs and teaches hip hop and house dance technique, freestyle and culture. as a non-black guest practitioner of black dance forms, in her classroom and beyond angelina honors, learns from and looks to innovators and legends who created and continue to elevate street and club dance styles. angelina understands dance and music as political and healing and thrives on community, joy, learning, growing, processing and uplifting with others. she gratefully holds a degree of life, an a.a. and a certificate in african heritage dance from ccsf, and a b.a. from the world arts and cultures dance program with a minor in visual and performing arts education from ucla.

10/16/20 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Online, Statewide

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Oct
18
2020

Somatic Explorations and Art for Culture Shift with Neva Cockrell

Somatic Explorations and Art for Culture Shift with Neva Cockrell

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
Somatic Explorations and Art for Culture Shift with Neva Cockrell

In this 2-hour workshop, we will explore the overlap of somatic practice and art for culture shift. We will begin by looking at how oppression / oppressive systems live in the body and, in turn, how our bodies create our collective culture. Through embodied exercises we will move through a gentle process of how we can learn to identify these patterns within our own bodies, and then start to shift them. The second hour will be a guided creative session on how we can use our art for culture shift. Art creates culture, and culture drives legislation. So as artists, we have a potent role in shifting our society towards justice, wellbeing, and reverence for life. In this portion of the workshop, we will explore how the art we make impacts culture, and practice expressing ourselves in ways that move towards individual and collective healing. We will each create, share our work, and have discussion about the pieces.

For: Artists who are interested in embodiment. Embodiment practitioners who are interested in art. Anyone looking to walk an embodied, creative path towards individual and collective freedom.

--

Neva Cockrell is a dancer, director, and movement instructor. She tours internationally with Pilobolus (China, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Dubai, Mexico, Israel, and US) and directs new dance-theater works in the US, Dubai, and Europe with her company Loom Ensemble. When she isn't directing or performing, she is teaching her own movement technique, Catalyst Training, which she developed in 2016. She is based at the Art Monastery in Springfield, VT. Her life path is deeply ground in communal living, body-based activities, art-making, being outside, and contemplative practice.

10/18/20 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online, Statewide

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Sep
16
2020
– THRU –
Oct
21
2020

Downtown Sketch Club

Downtown Sketch Club

Have you always wanted to try sketching out and about but were too intimidated to try? You're not alone! With an aim to socially distancing and drawing outdoors, we will park and meet in a central downtown area to draw the people, shopfronts, and buildings of downtown Brattleboro.

Each session will start with a short demo, set-up suggestions with portable easels, paper, and drawing materials ready to go. Portraying perspective in the built environment and capturing the changeable scene of season and figures will make this a refreshing and welcoming challenge for beginners and experienced artists alike. The teacher will circulate to offer fresh eyes on your work and tips. We will reconvene at the end of the session to review the morning's successes and opportunities.

Ink, charcoal and pencils will be available.

Drop Ins Welcome.

$30 suggested donation per class

Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

On rainy days, we will be drawing in the Brattleboro Museum.

9/16/20 10:00am - 10/21/20 12:00pm

River Gallery School, Brattleboro

Oct
21
2020

Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Vermont Dance Alliance, in partnership with the Pride Center of Vermont, presents:
Composition for Teens with Hanna Satterlee

Join dancer and choreographer Hanna Satterlee in becoming insatiably curious: about your body and the physical potential of your creativity. Come enjoy a collective group experience of guided improvisation, interdisciplinary movement scores, and playful composition prompts. We will develop a relationship to the camera, to each other and to our own unique artistry. Recommended to attend all three sessions.

For: Teens! Grades 9-12

--

Hanna Satterlee creates performance experiences and conceptual artworks through dance. As a choreographer of works for stage, site and film, Hanna explores the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, establishing a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. After ten years of international travel and dance exploration, in May 2017 Hanna founded the Vermont Dance Alliance (vermontdance.org)! Hanna now serves as the Executive Director, both managing a statewide network of dance artists, partners and patrons, as well as producing and curating high-quality dance events and opportunities for the public. Hanna holds degrees and certifications in dance therapy, psychology, performance, choreography, vinyassa/yin/restorative yoga, non-profit management and arts integration. Hanna shares these passions as an intergenerational educator, interdisciplinary performer and collaborator, experimental curator and event producer. Hanna is as passionate for the form of dance as she is in connecting people to it.

10/21/20 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Online, Statewide

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Sep
24
2020
– THRU –
Oct
29
2020

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

Acting For Grades 5 & 6 With Michelle Cox

For kids in grades 5 & 6. Students will build a solid acting foundation while working with other young actors in a safe, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. We will work to sharpen acting skills and create characters through improvisational games and scenes. This is a great class to gain confidence in actor instincts and choices. Class will be outdoors as much as weather allows and will run according to Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 risk management. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin Kaufman at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org for more information.

9/24/20 3:30pm - 10/29/20 5:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester