Alison Chase is a master teacher whose first class inspired the creation of the internationally-renowned dance company Pilobolus. Today she continues to work with students of all backgrounds, from pre-professional youth to adults without dance training. Her approach emphasizes physical-based creativity over sheer steps and technique, encouraging play, invention, and the development of new movement vocabularies.
Using movement based improvisation Alison Chase/Performance explores collaboration and invention and the interplay of impulse and intuition in the creative process. This is accomplished in a casual and playful environment with great music. No previous experience is necessary.
Our Explorations in physical based creativity and collaboration can build skills that are an asset of relevance and value to many sector in clouding healthcare, business, economics and civiv government.
Alison Chase/Performance educational programs can be tailored to fit a variety of needs and formats, from one-day workshops to ongoing cumulative sessions. Offerings include:
Teacher Training & Professional Development
Alison’s teaching often involves collaboration with other artists ranging from photographers, composers, graphic designers and sculptors, and we seek educational partnerships with corporations, schools, theaters, community-based groups and non-profit institutions. We also welcome opportunities to work with presenters to offer educational programs that complement public performances. All members of the AC/P company are trained in Alison’s teaching methods, and are available to assist with AC/P educational programs.
Past educational partnerships have included Wolf Trap, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Cleveland School for the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dance St. Louis and others.
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