Wed, Feb 07|
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.
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
Wednesday February 7th, 7pm, CHI Movement Arts Center, sliding scale, $5 to $20, through Philly Dance Class Share
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.
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.