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Wed, Feb 07

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Chi Movement Arts Center

PDCS: Katherine Desimine with Aaron Pond

Katherine will be teaching an intermediate to advanced level contemporary dance class. Class will consist of a warm up that starts slowly and revs up gradually, warming and juicing up the limbs, joints, and muscles. She will be accompanied by Aaron Pond on electrified Mbira and Drum Machine.

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PDCS: Katherine Desimine with Aaron Pond
PDCS: Katherine Desimine with Aaron Pond

Time & Location

Feb 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Chi Movement Arts Center , 1316 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

About the event

Class info:

Wednesday February 7th, 7pm, CHI Movement Arts Center, sliding scale, $5 to $20, through Philly Dance Class Share

Class description:

Katherine will be teaching an intermediate to advanced level contemporary dance  class. Class will consist of a warm up that starts slowly and revs up  gradually, warming and juicing up the limbs, joints, and muscles. She will be accompanied by Aaron Pond on electrified Mbira and Drum Machine. We  will explore moving from sensation, texture and weight. We will use a  lot of circular, spherical, and sequential movements. Class will  progress from the floor to standing, to a fun final movement phrase  consisting of set material. This phrase will -utilize momentum -move in and out of the floor -get us sweatin!!! Wearing long sleeves and pants is recommended, as we will work a lot on the floor.

Bios 

Katherine  Desimine (she/her) is an artist based on Lenni-Lenape land (also known  as Philadelphia). She has a BFA in Dance from The University of the  Arts. Katherine is a dancer, dance maker, dance teacher, arts  administrator, and arts advocate. In her dance making work she  often works with elements of: song, voice, theatre, comedy, performance  art, touch, partnering, visible effort, and honesty. In her dancing and teaching work she is interested in ease, sustainability and joy within effort and awareness. In all parts of her artistic practices, she enjoys working collaboratively  and non-hierarchically.

Aaron  Pond is a musician, concert promoter, and community organizer active in  Philadelphia’s improvised music scene.  From a childhood steeped in the  rigorous forms of Judaic music and classical horn playing to his  present focus exploring free music and international sonic forms—Aaron  has played with and transcended musical genres. Since 2014, he has  dedicated himself to improvisation and oral composition, becoming known  for multiphonic singing as well as his use of acoustic and electronic  wind instruments. Aaron received his bachelor’s degree in Music and  Economics from New College of Florida in 2018, where he researched  theories of consonance and dissonance. He is the President of People’s  Music Supply, a presenting, educational, and social organization  dedicated to Creative Music. Aaron has performed alongside many  fantastic musicians including Toshi Makihara, Karen Smith, Matt Lavelle,  Carlos Santiago, Dan Blacksberg, and Sonali Singh.

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