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Master Class Workshop withTonnie Sammartano
Tonnie Sammartano is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and producer of dance. As a dancer she has performed as a company member of Isaacs, McCaleb and Dancers, San Diego Dance Theater, and Patricia Sandback and Dancers. Since 1997, Tonnie has annually commissioned five independent choreographers to set work on her for a showcase entitled “5x1.” In 2001 she expanded the commissioning project to include three more dancers, titled “Under the Tongue.” Under this format Tonnie has performed works by Joe Goode, Kim Epifano, Stephanie Gilliland, Nina Martin, Mary Reich, Christopher Pilafian, to name a few. Tonnie has received the 1998 and 1999 SDADA Tommy Award for Excellence in individual performance and the 1999 SDADA Tommy Award for Recognition for the 5x1 project. As a teacher Tonnie has taught at University of California, San Diego, San Diego State University and Academy of Performing Arts. As a Choreographer she has been commissioned to do work at University of California, San Diego and San Diego Dance Theater.
In this class, we will focus on contemporary dance skills with the aim to create a more articulate and expressive body. We will explore the use of weight and release to access full range of movement, we will explore movement initiation, precision and clarity and we will investigate the involvement of core strength as we move through large moving patterns.
Master Class Workshop with Tonnie Sammaratano
$20 - Saturday, April 20, 10AM - 12Noon