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Master Class with Sam Mitchell

Open to the Public: Master Class with Sam Aros Mitchell

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5:30 - 7:30 pm

$20.00 for enrolled Valley Academy students

$40.00 for non-VAA students

Class description:

This class incorporates investigative scores as well as the many physical training methods that I’ve encountered and trained in as a performer and teacher. These techniques include Yoga, Feldenkrais, Indigenous practices, cognitive re-patterning, Suzuki training, Viewpoints, August Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors, contemporary dance technique, gymnastics, and Min Tanaka's Body Weather/MB training. By centering love, respect, reciprocity, and empathy into this movement practice, we as a community can hope to experience the flow of dynamically moving bodies across the floor; with continuous non-stopping intention, we will push into our personal self-empowerment, agency, and empathy. It will also be really fun! EveryBody is welcome; every age is welcome.

Sam Aros Mitchell is Yaqui (enrolled Texas Band of Yaqui Indians). Sam earned his MFA in Dance Theatre from UC San Diego, and a BFA in Dance from UC Santa Barbara. Sam has performed and taught professionally for over 25 years. He continues to work, teach, and learn, from within his Yaqui community, from within Native American and First Nations communities, and from within contemporary dance communities. He is currently in his fifth year of a performance studies PhD program at UC San Diego.