Anne Gehman's Contemporary/Modern classes are structured around her unique approach to practice based research and task oriented movements, emphasizing released-based technique. Anne's class offers a balance between Classical Modern Technique ( whole body movements/shapes, classical terminology, fall and recovery, floor-work, dynamic shifting through space) and Contemporary Concepts ( sequential movements, shifting awarenesses, Forsythe's Improvisational Technologies, Laban's Analysis of Effort & Intention). Anne's intention as a teacher is to provide the tools and environment which help people seek/identify their own creative potential.
"I absolutely love teaching. Magic happens when we come together to share experiences and sensations that are unique to our bodies. The studio is a temple of sorts whereby we are given the opportunity to grow through observation, problem solving and practice. I love providing tools and watching how they morph into each person's body, there maybe nothing more satisfying!"
Co-Founder and Producer; “youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition”
BFA Dance Jacksonville University
AA Dance Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL
Proud Alumni Douglas Anderson School of Arts
Anne’s choreographic research, “The Triadic Perspective Through Chance Fragmentation During Live Performance” was accepted into the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ashville, NC. Anne’s work has been recognized and awarded “Outstanding Achievement” for “Composition and Choreography” from Jacksonville University. Since then, Anne has had the honor of performing and choreographing works for exhibitions throughout the state of Florida, Providence, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pontlevoy, France, and now San Diego, CA. She was chosen as one of the “New Voices” Choreographers of San Diego Dance Theater in 2011.
Her new work “She Runs Interference” which premiered in “youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition” (April 2011), was described as “…especially memorable… multi-layered dance offered a view into lives of multi-tasking women… Gehman didn’t lose sight of the serious juggling that women really do… darkly funny and overall quite mysterious.” –Kris Eitland.