Intentional Animal. With a teaching philosophy rooted in authorship, interpretation, and integration, Cabrera’s classes illuminate and amplify the tenor of the body through expressive prowess. Her intentional physical practices aim to build multiple vantage points of virtuosity, encouraging risk taking and yea saying. With conventional class structures re-imagined as a participatory think tank, students become powerful peers for one another while propelling technique forward through inquiry and investigation.
This contact improvisation and partnering class focuses on creating astute, organized and supple bodies that playfully and resiliently relate to spatial, architectural, and human connections. Practice will include developing honing techniques, exploring patient yet pleasure-seeking response systems and learning tactics for staying pliant, available and resourceful. Experiments with instability and risk will balance explorations of power, generosity and availability. Strategies in tone, extension, expansion and rebound will be investigated as we go out on our limbs for delicious and decadent dancing.
Bianca Cabrera driven by the bias Bacchus before Buddha, her work is informed by a vibrant amalgamation of baton twirling, go-go dancing, social dancing and burlesque as well as her professional dance education in contact, modern technique and ballet. Her performing career includes work with celebrated dance artists and companies: Lingo Dance/KT Niehoff, Amii LeGendre, Alia Swersky, Paige Barnes, Kristen Tsiastios, Kim Epifano and LevyDance among many others.
Bianca is the Artistic Director of Blind Tiger Society- a dance company that boasts a dance argot built from Bianca’s insatiable desire for performance that is palpable, visceral, wild and relatable. Cabrera promotes a strong, queer, Latina vision that results in works that spark controversy, create complicated conversations and affirms the often perplexing human experience. Blind Tiger Society is discipline and virtuosity running the contemporary dance gamut from graceful to gruesome, from refined to homespun. Unadulterated physical vocabulary matched with unpredictable partnering creates an atmosphere of adventure and potency. Blind Tiger’s repertoire is emotive and sensual while it’s virtuosic physicality is relevant and timely.
Bianca has taught at The Studios (WA), Bandaloop (CA), CounterPulse (CA), ODC (CA), Shawl Anderson Dance Center (CA), Berkeley High School (CA), LevyStudio (CA), Velocity Dance Center (WA), SFDI (WA), Cornish College of the Arts (WA), Colorado Dance Collective (CO), HaLo, WA University of Montana (MT), Western Washington University (WA), Kenyon College (OH), Oberlin College (OH), San Diego State University (CA), St. Olaf College (MN), Reed College (OR)
An art space for contact and improvisation, experimentation and inquiry. Tuesday nights jams are a focused forum for movers and shakers: experimentation is welcome, be it in physical, sociological, performative, or compositional realms. Each improvisor is responsible for their own choices. Each jam is cooked up by those who show up.
- Class: 6:30PM-8PM, Jam: 8PM-11:30PM
- All levels, including beginners
- Classes are drop-in, no RSVP necessary
- In the upstairs studio at CounterPulse, ring the doorbell for entrance
- $15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both