Building the Sensational Body with Olase Freeman

July 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AS220 Dance Studio
95 Empire Street
3rd Floor, Providence, RI

All classes take place at 95 Empire Street, 3rd Floor Dance Studio.

Building the Sensational Body is based in Black postmodernism (reclaimed modern dance). Students can expect a merging of the technical body with the sensational body. The development of articulate spines expressing their fullest Range Of Motion on the way towards a fully-inhabited kinesphere.

Olase Freeman (he/him) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  In past lives he got to move with the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes internationally at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, and domestically at Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), University of Montana, Missoula.