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Hot Spot: Christine Cali
November 05 - December 05
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The ODC School is inviting guest artists to come teach on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. Keep an eye out for who’s coming to the Dance Commons!

Christine Cali
Mondays and Wednesdays
November 5 - December 17, 2012
10am - 11:30am


Christine Cali’s advance/professional level movement classes are open to advanced dancers from all genres. These classes will focus on developing your state of presence and physical prowess. Beginning with somatic based movement exercises to awaken and integrate the body, we will explore what your body already knows progressing into fully realized expression of movement based on Cali’s 15 years of practice with pioneers and great teachers of modern dance. Cali has honed her own intellectual and somatic ideas of the functional and sensorial and has evolved these ideas beyond her experiences as a student of such practices. She will share this highly evolved body knowledge she is currently calling ‘plugging-in’, focusing on greater awareness/integrity in the bodymind.

Cali’s desire as a teacher is to inspire dancers to continually fulfill their creative movement potential and transcend beyond their current proficiencies in dance. Rigorous movement explorations will be implemented through phrase-work, improvisation and mobile alignment techniques (“plugging-in”). We will soar and fly; awakening the body, mind and spirit; leading to articulately-curious, full-bodied and dynamic dancing!

Christine Cali comes from an extremely athletic background turned creative, which lead her to dancing. The following practices studied over the past 20 years have deeply influenced Cali’s teaching style: Modern/Contemporary Dance (Cunningham & RELEASE), Improvisation and Contact Improvisation, Ballet, Somatic studies in Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering, Hapkido (Korean Martial Art Form), Qi Gong, Yoga, Pilates, ZEN Meditation and Thai massage. Cali holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/the American Dance Festival (06'), BFA from Ohio University (97'), is certified in Pilates, co-directed projectLIMB in Brooklyn, NY (03'-06'), founded/directs CALI & CO dance in SF (98' - present). She teaches at ODC Dance Commons, ALONZO KING's LINES Ballet BFA program, ROCO Dance & Fitness and Sonoma State University. Cali has also taught/held residencies at ACT‘s MFA acting program, Wesleyan University, Hollins University, Ohio University, University of Wyoming, the American Dance Festival/ADF, University of South Florida/Tampa, University of San Francisco, SungKyunKwan University in Seoul, S Korea, The AMBRIT School in Rome, Italy, The Branson School, Mendocino College and more.

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