Always so inspired by our seniors at coop city. They sure know how to groove
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and Passover ! Keep a look out for a spring maverick community class!
Rehearsal time ! Working on a new piece for April!
Shout out to all our beautiful energetic seniors at Co-OP City Bartow center. Rock that jazz class today!
MAverick is excited to announce that we have started teaching at Bartow senior center in co-op city, BRONX! Awesome first class teaching the journey through jazz!
Mavericks Autumn Scoggan and Marcus Braggs performing Reference Point.
Lots of Happy Birthday Love to Maverick Director Toni Renee Johnson!!!!
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 Toni Renee Johnson
MAVERICK DANCE EXPERIENCE CLASS AT DANY STUDIOS
New York, New York – On Saturday, February 16th, Maverick Dance Experience launches its 2013 “Mavericks Across Communities Program”, presenting a series of community dance classes, in effort to continue spreading Maverick-style across diverse communities. We invite you to attend Maverick’s professional level technique class, held at DANY Studios Studio 1M, 305 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018, 4-6pm, $13.
Maverick dance technique is a hybrid genre of classical and postmodernism. Through an expressionist lens, the movement is largely contemporary with a strong presence of dance-theater, partnering, inversion and floorwork. The technique facilitates dancers’ full range of fluidity in the joints, torso and extremities while providing a solid and wide base for grounded and varied quick bursts of traveling and stationary movements. The class begins on the floor initiating a relationship with the earth, pelvis and underside of the body, gradually building to a standing position where the exercises focus on ease of fall and recovery, spirals, centrifugal force, extension, and movement in the back space.
Maverick Dance Experience, founded in 2008, is a New York City-based company that
joins dance-theater elements to create and relate urgent messages on social commentary,
humanness through blood memory and politics. Artistic Director Toni Renee Johnson holds a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University, and has danced with such notable artists as Nia Love, Nathan Trice, INSPIRIT, a dance company, and Urban Bush Women. She is a teaching artist with the National Dance Institute and serves as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Morris. She has self produced and has been presented throughout New York City including Judson Church, Dixon Place, BAAD and Baruch Performing Arts Center. She is a recipient of the Company Choreographic Commission Project (CCCP) and two Newsteps Emerging Artist grants. Her company recently earned a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to provide arts services to Senior Centers in Co-op City, Bronx.
Maverick wants to thank all the fellow artists, and presenters who attended the APAP show last Friday!!! Shout out to all those at BADD!! Now in process and excited to create some new work.
Hello APAP! So excited to share the floor with some amazing artists.
Maverick Dance Experience is excited to be performing at BADD tomorrow for APAP. First performance of 2013!
Maverick Dance Experience will be performing at NuDance Festival Dec 6-8 at 7:30pm
tickets are available at http://www.theriversidetheatre.org