Luis Lara Malvacías – dance class series

Wednesdays: Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, 2017

we live in space
2520 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

The studio will be open at 6:30pm.

$15 single class
$50/series of 4, pre-pay here

This class offers an open space for the sharing of knowledge resulting from practice in several somatic techniques. We will focus on breath, internal structure, weight and the body’s articulations and organization, as a way to fine-tune our own needs and our own range of mobility. As the class progresses we look to integrate the parts of the body and the use of the floor. We will move in this collective space through improvisations and set phrase material. The phrase will be provided to be used for individual explorations: to manipulate it, to follow it, to watch it, to reinterpret or to copy it. This class is the result of personal investigations and is influenced by many years of study and work with Jeremy Nelson, Klein-Mahler Technique, Alexander Technique™, BodyMind-Centering® and the Feldenkrais Method.

LUIS LARA MALVACÍAS is a Venezuelan choreographer, dancer, dance teacher and visual artist. He has danced in the work of Jeremy Nelson (1994 – 2004), David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, John Jasperse, Yoshiko Chuma, and in his own choreography. He has presented his work in New York since 1994, including DTW, PS122, Danspace Project, the Kitchen and Joyce SoHo among others. In the United States he has taught, created and presented work in several colleges and institutions. Internationally, he regularly teaches and present work in many countries in Europe, South America, North America and Asia. He was a 1998/1999 and 2002/2003 Movement Research Artist-in Residence and a 2006 Dance New Amsterdam Artist in Residence. He is the recipient of a 2006 NYFA Fellowship for choreography. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Choreography and Dance at the University of California Riverside.