Risk & Release: Modern Movements Festival Workshop w/ Grant Jacoby

April 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
3rd Floor Dance Studio at 95 Empire. Friday April 15, 10-11:30am. // $15 drop-in/ $60 6-class package
Risk & Release – Starting with a floor warm up, moving through an improvisational across the floor, and ending with a center combination, this class will push the boundaries of the body using the fundamentals of release technique. We will focus on alignment and balance just as much as we will explore what it means to abandon what we have learned and expected before.

Grant Jacoby was born and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he began his dance training at the Kathy McCrohon Dance Center and was a featured dancer in numerous musicals. Grant received a BA in Dance and Theater from Connecticut College in 2013, and furthered his studies at Trinity La MaMa Urban Arts Semester, MADE in France, and Bates Dance Festival. He was a company member of Quicksilver Dance from 2013-2015 and has performed in works by David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Heidi Henderson, Mark Dendy, Annie Kloppenberg, Lauren Simpson, Danny Swain, Intimations Dance, Chris McMillan, and Mariah Steele. He founded Grant Jacoby & Dancers in October 2013, and has presented work at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Triskelion Arts, Green Street Studios, The Dance Complex, Les Champs Melisey, Connecticut College, AS220, Dance For World Community, Artbeat 2015, Third Life Studios, RAW Boston (2014 Performer of the Year), and The International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Grant Jacoby & Dancers has also had residencies at The Dragon’s Egg and Green Street Studios. Aside from his company work, he has also choreographed at The Roxbury Latin School, Next Door Theater, Spotlight Productions, North End Music & Performing Arts Center, and OnStage Dance Company, as well as the premiere workshop and production of Friday the 13th: The Musical.  He is currently on faculty at Brookline Academy of Dance, Sereda DanceWorks, and in Boston Ballet’s Education & Community Initiatives department.