The Ume Group School: Open Training
a by-donation community class
Learn what The Ume Group is all about in a fast, fun medley of physical training. Each week features lessons in 3 unique disciplines by both company members and guests.
2016-2017 Season Schedule
9/18, 10/16, 3/12, 4/9
led & curated by Karina Sindicich
Open Training #3- 03/12/17
Hip Hop with Raphael Anastas
Hip Hop is a freeing dance style that relies on high energy, individuality, and soul to captivate an audience. The main requirement is Confidence. Let's have some fun!
Raphael Anastas is a current senior at New York University, pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in Media, Culture, and Communications. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Raphael is a versatile performer with a passion for theater, dance, social justice activism, and youth development. He is very excited to be teaching at his first Open Training and cannot wait to share his newest interest, Hip Hop dance! Raphael cannot wait to jam out to some throwback jams and bust-a-move with you.
Commedia dell'arte with Alex Curtis
Alex Curtis is compelled by the desire to tell simple, significant stories. A trained actor, director, and solo performer, Alex aims to transport and transform his audience through imaginative, theatrical productions. Alex began studying commedia dell'arte and clowning while an undergrad at UC Berkeley. As his honors thesis, he directed an original commedia play "The Dentist," based on a scenario by Flaminio Scala and devised with student actors. Since then, Alex has studied at the Dell'Arte International in Blue Lake, CA, and earned his MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Alex is the creator and performer of "CHALK (a silent comedy.)" a clown-based solo show now in residence at the Kraine Theater in the East Village. To find out more about Alex, visit www.AlexMCurtis.com
Juggling with Miles Butler
Miles Butler grew up in the rough backstreets of East Falls Church, VA listening to Linkin Park and Coldplay. It's a miracle he's here today rather than traveling the world with a cis white mainstream alternative band (phew). But out of pain comes beauty and as a result of his traumatic youth, Miles picked up juggling. A cartoon rat chef once said, "Anyone can juggle." Miles strives to challenge that theory one open training session at a time.
Grace & St. Paul's Church
123 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023
(72nd Street on the 1, 2, 3, B, & C trains)
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