The Creative Process, Choreography
Suggested Students: Pre-Professional Dance and Performing Arts
An educational program for performing and fine arts students that invite your students into the studio to observe the process Dance Kaleidoscope's Artistic Director, David Hochoy, uses to create his choreography. During the 1 1/2 hour class, Hochoy creates a segment of a new work while students observe and study his process. The demonstration deals with inspiration, development, obstacles, composition, interpretation and finalization of a creative work.
Graham Technique and Contemporary Dance
Suggested Students: Classical Ballet & Contemporary Dance
David Hochoy and company members share their knowledge and exemplary skills in contemporary dance and Graham technique with pre-professional dance students. Classes are 1.5 hours in length and include a Question & Answer Session.
Hip Hop Modern Fusion Dance Class
Suggested Students: 4th – 10th grade students (No previous dance training needed.)
A fusion of hip hop and modern dance techniques is the focus of this two-day (45-minute/day) residency. Students get on the move through this energetic and physically challenging dance class. Warm-up exercises will be taught to prepare the body for physical activity and self-expression will be encouraged while students and instructors create unique dance movements that stimulate the cardio-vascular system while supporting healthy living habits.
An educational program demonstrating the Graham Technique, narrated by Dance Kaleidoscope’s artistic director, David Hochoy. The 45 minute performance-based class illustrates the rigorous daily training that prepares the dancers for performance. As the company takes class, David explains the specific movements and exercises that comprise Graham Technique while interjecting stories of his personal experiences and relationship with Martha Graham, who he personally studied with and danced for in New York City.