Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Take Class with Rae

contemporary dance class

Floor work fosters our connection to gravity and we bring that rootedness to various levels of space- playing within the intricacies of wildness and precision, fluidity and form, subtlety and bigness. Phrase work challenges us to engage mid-line support, coordination, musicality, spatial intention and balance. We will focus on buoyancy and articulation of joints to allow for more fluidly, greater expressive range, efficiency and ease in our dancing. The style of the class draws on influences from modern dance forms, release, tai-chi, improvisation, and somatic movement.

thursday nights
from january - april
starting january 8th
7:30-9:30 pm
offered by donation

location: dance arts academy 731 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 (310) 932-6230

Rae Shao-Lan Blum earned a Certificate of Dance from the Alvin Ailey School in 1998. Her early training included Ballet, Horton and Graham techniques, and later, studies at the Limon Institute and Movement Research. Rae danced in the companies of Susan Marshall, Janis Brenner, Tanz Theater Darmstadt and Laura Glenn. Meanwhile, she choreographed and performed her own work in and around New York City. She relocated to Los Angeles three years ago. In addition to choreographing and performing, she has a healing bodywork practice. Somatic movement, tai chi and qi gong, studies in human anatomy, massage and craniosacral work all inform her as a dancer and teacher of dance. Inquiries about the class can be sent directly to Rae at

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