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Contemporary

Max Stone
CURRENT CLASSES

Advanced Intermediate
Contemporary Jazz
Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays
4:30-6:15pm

A respected and sought-out teacher/choreographer, Max is Artistic Director of the New York based dance company, Sexy Beast NYC. Max received his MFA served six years as Senior Lecturer on the dance faculty at Southern Methodist University. He was part of the original Broadway cast of the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch musical/play, They're Playing Our Song. He has guest taught at the Juilliard Conservatory, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Complexions Summer/Winter Intensives, and Bates and Joffrey Summer Dance Intensives. In 1994, Max conducted a workshop/choreography seminar for Cirque du Soleil's Mystère. During their City Center season in 2010, Max was invited to give company classes for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. In 2012 Max choreographed for the feature film, Frances Ha. Currently, Max is Artistic Director of the video dance company, Sexy Beast NYC.

Follow him on Twitter: @Maxdstone/ @SexyBeastNYC
NYC Based Dance Company www.SexyBeastNYC.com
Vimeo: SexybeastNYC
Facebook: Sexy Beast NYC

Class Description:
Merging basic ballet vernacular with certain free-flowing, boneless movement vocabulary, this class demonstrates that space, itself, is a support mechanism that can be utilized to attain particular movement objectives. The conservation of muscle strength is preserved, enabling the dancer to have more stamina. The aim is to create familiar and focused pathways to an effortless expression of lyrical and percussive disciplines. By understanding and applying the particular dynamics of fall and rebound, momentum and flow, dancers discover a certain freedom, quality and kinetic range they never knew they possessed. The desire is to instigate and initiate the body's creative impulse, which is innate within every person. The encouragement of individual traits that challenge both body and mind is of utmost importance and the unique qualities that each possess will be nurtured to full expression.