|Vicky Shick has been involved with the New York City dance community for the past three decades. During her time with the Trisha Brown Company she received a “Bessie” for performance. Shick has performed and collaborated with many New York-based colleagues, including Risa Jaroslow, Juliette Mapp, Jodi Melnick, Stephen Petronio, Susan Rethorst, Wendy Perron and Sara Rudner. She has shown her own work for the last twenty years and in 2003, received a “Bessie” for choreographic achievement for her collaborations with visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick. Shick teaches at Hunter College and for the Trisha Brown Company, at Movement Research, and regularly teaches abroad, including in her hometown, Budapest. She is a 2006 grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2008-2009.|
Contemporary Technique II (Tech 2) Description:
In this class, we work with the technical and stylistic aspects of contemporary dance. Each class includes a warm-up in which we focus on preparing an alert, articulate, and neutral body ready for full-out dancing. The use of basic anatomical principles, release, momentum, weight and strength, leads into phrase work, which utilizes a wide range of physicality, movement qualities, and coordinations. Some of the goals of this course are: heightened self-awareness, clarity, and simplicity of movement delivery. Above all, I am interested in developing a supportive and open space for students to be “in dance” together.