MODAS DANCE CONTINUUM
Modas Dance Continuum
Phoenix - An activation immersion for artists
TThis offering is a response to the world we are living in and moving into. It is an evolution and expansion of the Modas vision to cultivate and support the goals and interests of each individual artist/dancer/student/human in the interest of the greater good.
This offering is about activating our gifts, our voice, our language, to serve the human condition. It is to connect to ourselves and each other, to heal, and reweave our story, to balance and discover our own unique classical form, to alchemize our light being and our physical body into transformative language. It is the pursuit towards mastery of sacred duality, to unconditional love and vulnerability. It is where the artist, aka, the creator, destroyer, lover, warrior, yin and yang, masculine and feminine within is remembered, and activated. We become the phoenix, deprogramming through pathways guided by our interests thereby activating our gifts. Through this process together, we will dissolve the obstacles in the knowing that the interest, the love, the calling becomes stronger than the fear when we stand in our truth. This opens portals to the possibility we did not yet dream. We can feel and vision the calling as we commit to the journey realizing that our truths are meant to inform and alchemize each other in pursuit of higher consciousness existence. The journey of following our intertest is the path to our calling, to the love we can’t believe is possible, and to our deep meaningful participation in the web of humanity and it's evolution. It is the beginning of investigating together, all the ways we can imagine and action a new world.
*Layla Amis, Ekalos Reed, Elana Anderson, Jocelyne Danchick, and guests
Ballet – exploration of classical ballet technique, customs, and mechanics understood and reimagined
Modern - exploration of classical modern dance techniques, customs, and mechanics understood and reimagined
Contemporary – what happens when we reimagine all form… and everything within and around us
Investigating Dance – a conversation facilitated by Elana D. Anderson PhD – I really need to say no more on this…
Site-specific work – allowing our surroundings to inspire, ignite, expand, and refine our vocabulary, understanding and perspectives
Writing – studying, experiencing, sharing, using words on paper
Speaking - studying, experiencing sharing, and using words out loud
Composition and Improvisation – ways to put all of the above together to form meaningful language, connection and a higher consciousness existence
Creating content for Dance Theater - Explore multimodal expressive forms through body-based narratives and social inquiry
Connecting, exploring, dialoguing, creating etc…The list of possibility is forever fluid and infinit
In light of what we observe in the world, we are investigating ways to engage monetarily that supports equality, accessibility, collaboration and transformative experience for all. As part of this inquiry, we are looking at what it means to create this type of gift economy. We are offering this residency/program in the spirit of the GIFT.
You as the collaborator will contribute based on what you feel this gift, this experience of activation and connection at this level is worth to you, with a thoughtful reverence for the practicalities that are necessary to offer this gift, and what your financial situation permits.
Modas Dance has partnered with Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to offer high-quality academic options for Continuum students ages 15 and up. CNM is ranked in the top ten of community colleges in the nation. Courses are offered both online and in-person at the Montoya Campus in Albuquerque, NM. CNM credits are transferrable to all state universities in NM. CNM also has an excellent transfer rate nationally. Modas Dance continuum students will work with our education liaison and CNM advisors to craft an academic schedule and plan based on their academic and career goals.
High School students over the age of 15 - CNM offers dual enrollment free of charge to complete their high school degree while earning credit towards an AA degree. Most students are able to earn their full AA degree within 2 years while completing their last two years of high school.
High School Graduates - CNM offers an affordable path to earning their AA degree while training in the Continuum Program
*participation in CNM programs is not required
Additional Dance Education:
For younger students wishing to supplement the program with additional and more traditional classes - these will be offered in the evenings through Magnify Dance Center. These classes include classical ballet, pointe, conditioning, contemporary, modern and cross-training.
Modas will assist students with recommendations for appropriate housing and with roommate selection. Host families may be available for younger students.
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