Join us in welcoming Matt Farmer
Int/Adv Contemporary Modern Technique
Sunday May 20, 2018
Grand Rapids Ballet
341 Ellsworth Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
$17/$15 Professional/Dance Educator
$13 Pre-registration provided by ArtPeers: https://artpeers.org/pre-registration/
For dancers 16+ years old ~ for more information contact Amy Wilson at [email protected]
Int/Ad Contemporary Modern: Using a variety of elements of modern and contemporary dance techniques, this class requires dancers to push themselves both physically and artistically. Building on the long fluid lines and posture of contemporary dance, while simultaneously implementing the strength and stamina of classic modern and post-modern floorwork, this class is sure to challenge dancers from all training backgrounds.
Matthew Farmer is currently the Chair of the Dance Department at Hope College, the Co-Artistic Director of R.G. Dance Productions and the Co-Artistic Director of H2 Dance Co. Formerly the Head of Dance at Anderson University, Farmer has had great success as a director, educator, choreographer, performer, and author; co-authoring the book Introductory Modern Dance: A Teaching Manual. Formerly the Associate Director and company member of LehrerDance, Farmer has appeared in Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Magazine Online, and Dance Magazine. Prior to dancing with LehrerDance, Farmer danced with Peter Sparling as a company member of The Peter Sparling Dance Co. While dancing for Sparling, Matthew received his MFA from the University of Michigan, and he received his BA in Theatre and Dance from Hope College. As a soloist and guest performer he has performed in multiple cities throughout the United States and Europe, and has had the privilege of working with and/or performing works by Avi Kaiser, Sergio Antonino, Merce Cunningham, Laura Dean, Matthew Thornton, Doug Varone, and many more. As a master teacher and choreographer his works and classes have been produced by Eastern Michigan University, Anderson University, Western Kentucky University, Chicago National Association of Dance Maters, Southern Association of Dance Masters, Dancer’s Inc., On Tour dance conventions, Blue Lake International Ballet Ensemble, Interlochen, Wellspring/Cori Terry an Dancers, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Hope Summer Repertory Theater, Next Step Dance, Musiker Productions, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and many more.