Matzke Movement Dallas, Every Wednesday 7:30-9pm at Contemporary Ballet Dallas. Open to all levels. https://www.contemporaryballetdallas.com
Modern Master Class Houston, September 27 10:00am benefiting Open Sky Arts Collective. Class is open to all levels, $20. http://openskyarts.com
Generous Movers Dallas, October 4, 3-5:30pm at AD School of Dance. Donation based movement meditation and prayer gathering. Proceeds go to local charities of the communities choosing. Move generously, live generously.
Texas Dance Improv Festival, October 18, 11:15-1:15pm at the University of North Texas. Marley Skin – An Investigation into Floorwork: Participants are invited to connect to the ground through a focused investigation of floorwork. Using principles of weight, balance/counter balance, sensory motor processing and haptic sensation, individual and collective paradigms are formed. Embraced through this class are the residual lines of experience, the scars made visible on the studio floor and skin as a result of time, force, and pressure. Open to all levels. No knee pads required. More information at https://www.tdif.dance/
Matzke Movement Arts Mission Oak Cliff, November. Information to come…
Ballet Fete: September 29, 2018 / 7:30pm at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. Collin County Ballet Theatre Opens the 2018-2019 Ballet Season with an evening of ballets that are New, Original, Fresh & Classical! Featuring Original Works by CCBT Resident Choreographers Jaclyn Brewer-Poole, Sarah Matzke and Micki Saba. Joining Collin County Ballet Theatre for the performance are Ft. Worths Texas Ballet Theatre School Professional Division and Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Encore" ensembles.
Big Rid 's 7th annual Dance Co-op: August 2-4, 2018 at the University of Texas at Arlington! This summer intensive is open to advanced and professional dancers who want to expand their craft through collaboration and exchange. Co-directors of BRDC and internationally recognized guest artists teach a diverse range of classes in contemporary dance technique, improvisation, composition, and bodywork. Dance Co-op also features a dance and music jam as well as a performance by BRDC and guest artists. The 2018 Guest Teaching Artists include: Elisa De La Rosa, Jennifer Mabus, and Sarah Matzke. Multiple classes per day, improv jam, public performance, and opportunities to connect with your regional dance scene. http://www.bigrigdance.org/dance-co-op-2018.htm
Sarah Matzke’s Thresholds: Friday June 15, 8pm at Arts Mission Oak Cliff. This research examines a process of embodied cognition as it engages with an environment, traversing the succession from space to place to home. Kinesethics comprehension of the body is followed as it forms an epistemology of space. Asked is how a phenomenological movement practice assists sensorimotor processing and consciousness? How is memory formed, layered, and recalled as a process in the body that yields choreographic knowledge for performative analyses? How is knowledge transferred between the choreographer and participants using experiential learning theories? And how does the research transcend when a triadic perspective of choreographer, performer and audience spectator is presented? Using the home, one of mankind’s most intimate containers of our time on earth, I enter this candid space for choreographic research to better understand how the lived experience of embodied knowledge forms our epistemological structure, our cognitive homes.
Marisa Ellis everything always in its place, following routines. The house is my quiet place, where I can think and rest. The laughter of my sisters and patter of my dogs paws remind me that I’m home.
Emily Gnatt Cold feet, warm slippers, warm dog. House time is for maximizing cuddle time. Cozy and isolated. Art from friends old and new and collections of favorite things.
Sarah Matzke Feet always moving in the same floor pattern, in one door and out the other. The smell of cedar chests and wet soil remain in the air. The house is my shelter, my escape for daydreaming.
Erin McElhone Shoes off. Sock on. Music from the kitchen mixing with the sounds of brothers playing make-believe in the room over. Finding a pattern in an ever-changing mix of siblings, relatives, and animals.
Whitney Plonka Always welcomed home by our pup whose whole body wiggles in excitement. Community or “living” spaces in a home are where I spend my time. Never sitting still and going back and forth between rooms.
TD Simons The floor creaks as you step from the carpet on to the hardwood floor; you can’t sneak up on anyone. The two dogs will greet you wildly, but they wouldn’t hurt a fly. You will feel comfortable, warm and secure in my space.
Alexandra Taylor Texture and light. Touching heavy velvet and smooth concrete. Seeing leaf-dappled windows and flickering fan blades. I am settled in the enduring and scattered in the ephemeral, with each equally at home.
Libby West Intersecting patterns, taking and sharing space. The house is my refuge from the world outside, where I can internalize, re- charge, and prepare for what lies ahead. Uneven footsteps, creaky floorboards, and piano notes punctuate the air.