Date(s) - 02/28/2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gibney Dance Center
For the first time, Carolyn Dorfman Dance opens its company class to advanced dancers. With an emphasis on center-driven movement, nuanced weight transfer, breath phrasing, intention, focus and performance, the class expands the dancers’ technical, dramatic and artistic range.
The company will be holding auditions for men and women in Spring 2017. Dancers interested in auditioning are highly encouraged to attend company class.
Class will be taught by lead dancer Louie Marin from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in Studio X.
Cost: $17 per class
About Louie Marin
Now in his 8th season with Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Louie Marin began his training at Independence High School in San Jose, CA; where he trained with Gary Masters and performed with the Jose Limon Dance Company. He then moved to Miami, FL where he attended the University of Florida New World School of the Arts, under the direction of Daniel Lewis, on full scholarship. He received his B.F.A. with High Honors in 2005. Mr. Marin was a scholarship student of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance and Jennifer Muller/The Works School. He has performed with Dance Now! Miami, Freddik Bratcher and Co., Sasha Soreff Dance Theater, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater, Paskal Rekoert/Flexicurve, and Graham II. Louie has taught regionally and nationally and is known for classes that explore the power, breath and speed of Dorfman technique and the demands of her repertory.
Louie is also a certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Instructor. He received his certification from The Lab in Brooklyn, NY, under the direction of Master teacher Lawson Harris. He loves sharing his passion for Pilates; especially with other dancers. He is the resident Pilates Instructor for NJ SummerDance at Kean University in Union, NJ, and has taught Pilates at the Brandeis Institute of Music and Arts (BIMA) in Waltham, MA. Louie believes that Pilates is the Technique to the Technique; there must be a balance of strength and flexibility in order to achieve maximum stability and grace.