(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- 10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company will teach 4 Int/Adv Contemporary Classes at STEPS on Broadway Wednesdays and Fridays from January 9 – 18 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Artistic Director Randy James and members of the Artistic Staff will oversee and observe all the classes. Class begins with dynamic floor sequences that warm up the body’s core, using the floor as a tool to explore connectivity throughout the entire body. The floor sequences build on one another, bringing the mover to standing phrases across the floor. Once on two feet the class establishes the body’s connection with dynamic shifts in and out of the ground, culminating in a final phrase that builds upon the body’s exploration of different initiations with supple and expressive virtuosity. Phrase work from their extensive repertory of commissioned and curated work will be explored.
The company seeks 2 paid apprentices for its spring season April – June that concludes with its New York Season June 27 – 29 at New York Live Arts. The season will feature World Premiere Commissions by Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch.
Information and registration: STEPS on Broadway.
10 Hairy Legs is a male repertory dance company performing newly commissioned and curated works. Since their founding in 2012 the company has commissioned 14 works and served more than 80,000 patrons, students, artists and educators throughout the NY/NJ region; nationally and internationally in The Cayman Islands and Cape Town, South Africa. Broadcasts have included NJTV’s State of the Arts, The Meredith Vieira Show and Nick Cannon’s Red Nose Dancathon. Dance Education is an important part of their mission and they provide a wide range of programs for all ages exemplifying the many facets of maleness expressed through dance to more than 5,000 students and educators each year.
Their Artistic Collaborators are choreographers Adam Barruch, Al Blackstone, Julie Bour, Seàn Curran, David Dorfman, Dan Froot, Doug Elkins, Larry Keigwin, Raja Feather Kelly, Heidi Latsky, Cleo Mack, Tiffany Mills, David Parker, Stephen Petronio, Claire Porter, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, Doug Varone, Manuel Vignoulle, Christopher Williams, Megan Williams, Nicholas Sciscione and Yin Yue; musicians/composers Tigger Benford, Sarah Biber, Jane Chung, Lachlan Glen, Kyle Olson, Robert Maggio, Ofer Pelz, Bryan Strimpel, Michael Wall, Dorian Wallace and Peter Whitehead; and designers Abraham Cruz, Oana Botez, Cindy Capraro, Benjamin Heller, Jason Flamos, John Lasiter, Naomi Luppescu, Mary Kokie McNaugher, Dennis O’Leary-Gullo, Lauren Parrish, Amanda Ringger, Amanda Shafran, Ken Tabatchnik, Olivier Theyskens, Asa Thornton and Tuce Yasak. In addition to their work with 10 Hairy Legs, company members are currently featured artists with The Bang Group, Stephen Petronio Company, Lucinda Childs Dance Company and Zvi Dance, among others.
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Leadership funding for the company has been provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge, Frank & Lydia Bergen, Blanche and Irving Laurie, The O'Donnell Green Music & Dance, Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels, Mertz Gilmore, Magyar Bank and Hyde & Watson Foundations, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Johnson & Johnson, American Dance Abroad’s Rapid Response, New Music USA, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, receiving a Citation of Excellence, the generous contributors to the Rita & Philip Levy New Works Fund and The Constance Poster Trust for New Choreography.