Limón-based Modern Dance
This class is based in the Limón modern dance technique. José Limón founded the Limón Dance Company in 1946, and it is known as one of the world's greatest dance companies. The Limón technique focuses on the dancer as a human being, and the movement is inspired by the forces that drive our human lives: gravity, breath, space, and time. We play with these forces, traveling through space with swings and rebounds. We learn that our responses to these forces can express our human experiences and tell stories through movement. Participants will have a chance to use their creativity to come up with their own pieces of dance as well.
LOUISA CATHCART earned a BFA in Dance from Adelphi University, then completed the Limón Professional Studies Program, performing works by José Limón, Doris Humphrey, Carla Maxwell, Alan Danielson, and Maxine Steinman. She has performed as a guest dancer with the Limón Dance Company in the José Limón International Dance Festival at the JoyceTheater. She currently performs with Dance Visions NY and Resonant Dance and has also performed with Chris Ferris & Dancers and Krissy & The Works. Louisa was a teaching artist for the past two seasons with Limón4Kids, a program that brings Limón modern dance technique to children in New York City schools. She has also been a dance teacher at Next Step Broadway in Jersey City and has taught in many New York City daycares and preschools with the Jumpstart Creative Movement program. Louisa recently earned her certification as an instructor with Dr. Martha Eddy's Moving For Life program, which will allow her to share the joy of movement and dance with cancer patients and survivors. Louisa came to Pono in July 2017 and is excited to bring the wonderful, humanistic Limón dance technique to her young Pono friends.
Date: Every Monday, April 8th through June 3rd (except for May 27th). There are 8 classes this term.
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages: 3 to 10