Hot Spot: Contemporary Release Technique with Liz Boubion

ODC suspends all in-person classes and postponed performances until further notice. Learn more here.

Friday, March 13 & 20 and then
March 23-April 3

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Drop-ins welcome. ODC class passes accepted, or pay a $18 drop in fee per class.

The ODC School invites guest artists to come teach Int/Adv classes in the Hot Spot on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Keep an eye out for who's coming to the Dance Commons!

The class moves from the ground-up, progressing to standing. Dropping in with somatic exercises and heating up the body with conditioning, inversions, locomotive phrases and improvisational scores.  Drawing from Modern Release, Laban-Bartenieff techniques and the echoes of Cunningham, Limon, Graham and Horton, the choreography is leggy, gestural, organic and athletic. Short center combinations repeated several times over, allow dancers to fully inhabit the movement quality while increasing stamina and endurance. Prepare to move in and out of the floor, jump, float, experiment and sweat!

Liz Duran Boubion, MFA, RSMT (She/Her/They)  is a second generation Chicana and queer choreographer of the Pinata Dance Collective founded in 2011 and artistc director of Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers (!FLACC!) founded in 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has held 7 residencies in the US, Germany and Mexico and is an associate teacher of the Tamalpa Institute founded by Anna Halprin. Her work as a choreographer and somatic movement therapist maintains a commitment to the coalescence of rigor, innovation and healing through the arts. She received her BA in Dance from CSU Long Beach and her MFA in Creative Inquiry and Interdisciplinary Art from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Boubion has been published in InDance Magazine, Stance on Dance, Conscious Dancer Magazine and is registered with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). She teaches ongoing dance classes for all ages and is a regular guest teacher in local universities, Contact improv jams and dance festivals.

Photo credit: Su Pang