WINTER DANCE 2021
An exciting workshop weekend for the advanced or professional modern dancer wanting an immersive
experience with a wide range of teaching artists and topics. Offered as a fully sliding scale experience for 2021.
DECEMBER 28-JANUARY 3
off-screen improv practice guided by Molly Heller
Two days of Somatic Practices &
all sliding scale registration
Winter Dance 2021 is offered on a fully sliding scale basis - pay what you wish; please note that all workshop enrollments are non-refundable.
Love Letters | $0-35
7 days asynchronous 12/28-1/3 +
wrap up meeting on 1/3, 6-7pm PST
Saturday Session | $0-50
3 classes Sat 1/2
Sunday Session | $0-50
3 classes Sun 1/3
Improv Jam | $0-20
To sign up:
Click on Register for Workshops
In the cart, click on Workshop/Master Class; the drop-down menu appears on the left.
You will have 6 options for registration:
Full access to all 4 components of Winter Dance 2021
Love Letters: An Improvisational Practice only
Both Saturday & Sunday Sessions
Saturday Sessions only
Sunday Sessions only
Improv Jam only
Questions? Contact Artistic Director Jill Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Florez is the Artistic Director of Fullstop Dance, a project-based contemporary dance company she founded in SF in 2015. Fullstop is a repertory company that has commissioned work from international artists, in addition to performing Florez's work, and regularly hosts out-of-town artists for open workshops for the Bay Area dance community. Florez's work has been presented at ODC Theater, Palace of Fine Arts, Cowell Theater, Dance Mission Theater and more, and her choreography and teaching have been commissioned by The Merde Project (SF), TWObigsteps (Vancouver), SALT Dance's Link Program (SLC), and ODC's Hot Spot (SF). Over the years, Florez has worked professionally with David Herrera Performance Company, Amy Foley, Amy Seiwert, Robert Moses, ZiRu Dance, and others.
Christy Funsch (MFA, CMA) is a dance maker, educator, and performer. She has directed Funsch Dance for the past 18 years, and her latest project for the company is a 12 hour performance installation (EPOCH) premiering in September 2021. She has taught and performed throughout the U.S. and is currently a Visiting Artist at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
Belinda He is a dance artist and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner who received her MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. She incorporates her studies of the Feldenkrais Method® and various aspects of functional anatomy and biomechanics into an ever-evolving personal physical practice in order to synthesize her physical, intellectual and creative energies. Since relocating to the Bay Area from New York City, where she was on faculty at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, she maintains a private Feldenkrais practice in San Francisco, where she works with humans and dancers of all stripes.
Molly Heller is the director of Heartland, a multi-disciplinary collective based in Salt Lake City, with collaborators in dance, visual arts, and music. She is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at the University of Utah. Molly currently dances with Joanna Kotze, Katie Faulkner, and Arletta Anderson.
Rogelio Lopez is an educator, dancer, choreographer, and lighting, scenic,and costume designer. Currently he serves as the Director of the MFA in Dance at Saint Mary's College. He is also the director of Rogelio Lopez & Dancers, and he is thrilled to be part of this Winter Dance Workshop.
Andrew Merrell has been a dance artist in the SF Bay Area for 10 years, dancing for many other local artists and creating his own work. He does not believe in dogmatic dance, hierarchical dance, and he can't (and does not presume) to tell you the right way to dance. His only agenda is to queer dance as much as possible and be inspired by your moving body.
Nadia Oka blends Hatha and Vinyasa styles to create classes which are based on the sensing of body, breath and alignment to bring awareness to the kinesthetic and anatomical relationships between each movement in order to discover new relationships within the body. Her classes are deeply informed by the concepts found in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals.
Raissa Simpson is an African American/Pilipino choreographer and artistic director of the San Francisco-based PUSH Dance Company. Her multidisciplinary dances are at the intersection of complex racial and cultural identities and centers around discourse on the complex experiences of racialized bodies. A graduate of SUNY Purchase with an MFA from UC Davis, Simpson had an extensive performance career with Robert Moses’ Kin and Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre. Her choreography has been presented by Joyce SoHo, Aspen Fringe Festival, Dance St. Louis, Ferst Center, Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival and Black Choreographers Festival. www.pushdance.org
Michael Wall is an internationally recognized composer, performer and educator who offers a comprehensive online library of music for dance students, teachers and choreographers. You can find all of his music at www.soundFORMovement.com.