95 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903
This is an eclectic contemporary release technique with a solid base in classic fundamentals. Class begins with a full-bodied floorwork-to-footwork warmup designed to activate our core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Through structured improvisations and set exercises, we will explore dynamics, weight shifts, flow, and the thrill of momentum. Class will finish with a juicy, high-energy dance phrase. This is a safe environment where we can explore movement, take risks, laugh, sweat, and ask questions.
A native of Ohio, Betsy Miller is a dance artist, educator, and facilitator currently based on the north shore of Boston. Her choreography, described as “haunting, spunky and full of imagination,” (New York State Council on the Arts) has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance and Fusionworks, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, and Deb Meunier, and in collaborations with Matthew Cumbie and Shawn Hove.
Betsy is a 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellow, and recently became an Assistant Professor of Dance at Salem State University. She has been on faculty at Providence College, Connecticut College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches and performs as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. From 2013-2016, Betsy served as the Dance Program Manager and Coordinator at AS220, where she developed the Saturday Switch Series. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College. More info at www.betsymillerdanceprojec