Education

Embodiment Project offers performance, education, and community engagement/workshop facilitation as part of its touring program. Programmatic opportunities include:

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DANCE AS CHANGE-WORK This workshop is rooted in a reverence for each individual’s untamed and distinctive artistic expression and will emphasize the cipher (free-style circle) to initiate the raw energy of street dance culture. This workshop offers inventive maps to support artists in honing the core inquiries that drive their individual dance-making practice and deepen their understanding of dance as change-work.  

LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS Lectures are an opportunity for company members to engage in with audience members about EP’s unique choreographic method and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Company members demonstrate the various the street dance forms represented in the choreographic works and share about EP’s explorative creative process.

YOUTH OUTREACH Reaching the next generation through hip hop movement and culture is vital to EP—members hold B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in dance and teach at both public schools and Universities. Klaymoon and Embodiment Project have performed in school assemblies, children’s hospitals, and have worked as a resident artist in over 30 schools in the Bay Area.

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VOCAL BODY MASTER CLASS The Vocal Body guides participants in an interdisciplinary performance journey into the ways in which movement can ‘speak’ and song can ’move’. Critical Acclaimed singer songwriter, Valerie Troutt and Nicole Klaymoon combine forces to create a community-based experience that facilitates the discovery of the invisible stories that our vocal bodies carry. This class interweaves sonic layering of polyrhythms and harmony, improvisational movement, live song, with the open cipher (free-style circle) to initiate the raw energy of urban dance culture.

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COMPANY CLASS WITH NICOLE KLAYMOON This class is rooted in a reverence for each individual’s untamed and distinctive artistic expression and will emphasize the cipher (free-style circle) to initiate the raw energy of house dance culture. Each class will begin with a high-energy house method technique class that includes foundational house footwork, improvisation, and innovative choreography (that incorporates house, classic hip hop, modern, waacking, and other social street dance traditions).