Artists' Salon
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Artists' Salon

JOIN US! YOU ARE INVITED!

Sunday, DECEMBER 16, 3-5 PM


Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-process and dialogue in an inviting, friendly setting. Our guests can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts. These events take place in the loft space of Marie-Christine located in Brooklyn. It provides a warm environment for artists at different stages of their career to investigate together.

Dance and Theater:

Sarah Rose, Gayle Fekete, Leah Moriarty, Thryn Saxon, DPR Dance Co, MCGD

Visual Art:

Matthew Cottom

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Public School Performance
Dec
21
3:00 PM15:00

Public School Performance

This lecture demonstration program was developed based on the principal that the company strongly believes that dance is a much-needed expressive, transformative, healing, and unifying art form. We use dance and movement forms to express core values for the heart-mind-spirit such as the dignity of all life, equality, respect, peace and world citizenship. We convey positive messages of hope, accomplishment, inclusiveness, and community that go well beyond language and cultural differences. We aim at educating young people about the role and history of dance as an art form as well as inspire them through a unique experience that they would otherwise not have access to.

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Marie-Christine Giordano teaching @ Gibney
Nov
26
to Nov 30

Marie-Christine Giordano teaching @ Gibney

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2PM to 4PM November 26 to November 30

Marie-Christine will be teaching 2 MCGD repertory excerpts after a well structured warm up.

Giordano’s method and alignment, based on principles of modern dance and ballet she considers valuable, develop strong dancers, granting them the freedom to explore the full potential of their physicality and artistry.

It is a unique approach to movement, incorporating the use of the breath, circular movements, spirals, crisp lines, shift of weight, slow motion, a distinctive dynamic and the capacity to veer from total control to total abandon.

It builds from the inside out and is respectful of a healthy alignment of the back and the articulations. It aims at creating kinesthetic connection in the entire body and movement quality.

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Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Marie-Christine Giordano guest teaching @ Broadway Dance Center

Giordano’s method and alignment, based on principles of modern dance and ballet she considers valuable, develop strong dancers, granting them the freedom to explore the full potential of their physicality and artistry.

It is a unique approach to movement, incorporating the use of the breath, circular movements, spirals, crisp lines, shift of weight, slow motion, a distinctive dynamic and the capacity to veer from total control to total abandon.

It builds from the inside out and is respectful of a healthy alignment of the back and the articulations. It aims at creating kinesthetic connection in the entire body and movement quality.

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Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Artists' Salon

JOIN US! YOU ARE INVITED!

Sunday, NOVEMBER 11, 3-5 PM


JOIN US!

Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-process and dialogue in an inviting, friendly setting. Our guests can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts. These events take place in the loft space of Marie-Christine located in Brooklyn. It provides a warm environment for artists at different stages of their career to investigate together.


Dance: Mia Martelli, Thryn Saxon, MCGD

Visual Art: Hilda Shen

Writer: Michael Goodman

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Artists' Salon
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Artists' Salon

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Sunday, October 14, 3-5 PM


Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-process and dialogue in an inviting, friendly setting. Our guests can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts. These events take place in the loft space of Marie-Christine located in Brooklyn. It provides a warm environment for artists at different stages of their career to investigate together.


Dance
Zoe Walders, MCGD with performer Mariah Halkett and percussionist Daniel Firestone.

Writers:
Michael Goodman
and
Francis Cholle

Francis Cholle will share with us the synopsis of his fiction book in progress Know better world, a philosophical tale based on a true story re-imagined to inspire upcoming generations.

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Marie-Christine Giordano Dance Summer Intensive/Audition
Aug
21
to Aug 24

Marie-Christine Giordano Dance Summer Intensive/Audition

Join us for our summer intensive/audition at the Mark Morris Dance Center, August 21 to 24 from noon to 2PM. We will be teaching a  four-day Intensive for dancers and future company members who want to benefit from Giordano TECHNIQUE and ALIGNMENT and learn excerpts of MCGD REPERTORY. The company is looking for 4 DANCERS (diversity a plus) for season 2018/2019 for a total of 10 paid performances.

The workshop will serve as an immersion into Giordano Alignment. It develops a powerful core in dancers by strengthening the muscles of the trunk, granting them the freedom to explore the full potential of their physical and artistic expression.

Space is limited! You will be working in group of 15 dancers to allow plenty of personal attention.

TUITION: $145 only!

Please send a headshot, resume, and video clip if available to dancers@mcgdance.org.

"Ms. Giordano is clearly a choreographer committed to constructing a personal dance vocabulary.”  -Gia Kourlas, The New York Times.

I am drawn to the visceral movement quality of your work and its attention to detail and precision. I admire the strong importance placed on understanding your specific technique in order to allow your company to have a collective basis in which they move and develop material from. The Giordano technique uses the pelvis, abdominal wall, torso, and trunk muscles as a control center to guide and inform incredibly nuanced movement of subtlety and surrender while also holding the power and stored energy to be explosive and dynamic in range. –Alexa Bender, dancer from Canada

Working with Marie-Christine Giordano and her technique has been one of the most challenging and rewarding dance experiences I have had.  The work is raw and comes from an honest natural place while requiring extreme control and accuracy. The movement is not anticipated but rather a result of momentum and design. –Brooke Jones, Former Company member

 

 

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Artists' Salon
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Artists' Salon

Come and join us!

Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-progress and engage in dialogue in an intimate, casual setting. Our friends can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts. These events take place in the private home of Marie-Christine located in Brooklyn. A warm supporting environment for artists to share and see new work.

Musicians: Coco Verde, 6 member band.

Dance Maker: Marie-Christine Giordano with company member Mariah Halkett

Visual Artist: Janice Jacob

Writer: Michael Goodman

Wine generously offered by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

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Winter Intensive #2
Dec
26
to Dec 29

Winter Intensive #2

Marie-Christine will be teaching a  three-day Intensive for dancers and future company members who want to benefit from Giordano TECHNIQUE and ALIGNMENT and learn excerpts of MCGD REPERTORY.

It will take place TUESDAY  through THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26-28 followed by our winter audition for company positions Friday, December 29, 11Am to 1PM.

Technique class: 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Repertory class: 12:45PM to 2:15PM.

The audition on Friday, December 29 is from 11AM to 1PM.

Space is limited! You will be working in a small group of 7 to 10 dancers and given plenty of personal attention.

The workshops will serve as an immersion into Giordano Alignment. It develops a powerful core in dancers by strengthening the muscles of the trunk, granting them the freedom to explore the full potential of their physical and artistic expression.

EARLY BIRD TUITION (deadline Monday, December 11): $140 for  FOUR DAYS

Due upon acceptance.

TO APPLY: Please send a headshot, resume, and video clip to dancers@mcgdance.org.

Deadline for application: Wednesday, December 20 for regular rate of $180 for one Intensive

"Ms. Giordano is clearly a choreographer committed to constructing a personal dance vocabulary.”  -Gia Kourlas, The New York Times.

I am drawn to the visceral movement quality of your work and its attention to detail and precision. I admire the strong importance placed on understanding your specific technique in order to allow your company to have a collective basis in which they move and develop material from. The Giordano technique uses the pelvis, abdominal wall, torso, and trunk muscles as a control center to guide and inform incredibly nuanced movement of subtlety and surrender while also holding the power and stored energy to be explosive and dynamic in range. –Alexa Bender, dancer from Canada

Working with Marie-Christine Giordano and her technique has been one of the most challenging and rewarding dance experiences I have had.  The work is raw and comes from an honest natural place while requiring extreme control and accuracy. The movement is not anticipated but rather a result of momentum and design. –Brooke Jones, Company Member

 

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Artists' Salons
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Artists' Salons

Come on in and join us!

Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-progress and engage in dialogue in an intimate, casual setting. Our friends can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts. These events take place in the private home of Marie-Christine located in Brooklyn. A warm supporting environment for artists to share and see new work.

Choreographers: Phoebe Rose Sandford and company Copy That DanceNora Thompson, Alison Owusu

and  Marie-Christine Giordano

Painter: Daniel Firestone

Writer: Michael Goodman

Wine generously offered by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

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Winter Intensive #1
Dec
14
to Dec 17

Winter Intensive #1

First of two Winter Intensives will take place THURSDAY through SUNDAY DECEMBER 14 TO 17. It includes the performance of short excerpts of MCGD repertory (learned during the 3 previous days) at our Artists' Salon on Sunday 17, from 3 to 5PM.

Technique class: 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Repertory class: 12:45PM to 2:15PM.

The Artists' Salon hours on Sunday, December 17 are 3 to 5 PM.

Space is limited! You will be working in a small group of 7 to 10 dancers and given plenty of personal attention.

The workshops will serve as an immersion into Giordano Alignment. It develops a powerful core in dancers by strengthening the muscles of the trunk, granting them the freedom to explore the full potential of their physical and artistic expression.

EARLY BIRD TUITION (deadline Wednesday, December 6): $140 for  FOUR DAYS

Due upon acceptance.

TO APPLY: Please send a headshot, resume, and video clip to dancers@mcgdance.org.

Deadline for application: Monday, December 11 for regular rate of $180

"Ms. Giordano is clearly a choreographer committed to constructing a personal dance vocabulary.”  -Gia Kourlas, The New York Times.

I am drawn to the visceral movement quality of your work and its attention to detail and precision. I admire the strong importance placed on understanding your specific technique in order to allow your company to have a collective basis in which they move and develop material from. The Giordano technique uses the pelvis, abdominal wall, torso, and trunk muscles as a control center to guide and inform incredibly nuanced movement of subtlety and surrender while also holding the power and stored energy to be explosive and dynamic in range. –Alexa Bender, dancer from Canada

Working with Marie-Christine Giordano and her technique has been one of the most challenging and rewarding dance experiences I have had.  The work is raw and comes from an honest natural place while requiring extreme control and accuracy. The movement is not anticipated but rather a result of momentum and design. –Brooke Jones, Company Member

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Artists' Salons
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Artists' Salons

Come on in and join us!

Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-progress and engage in dialogue in an intimate, casual setting. Our friends can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts. These events take place in the private home of Marie-Christine located in Brooklyn. A warm supporting environment for artists to share and see new work

Sound Designer: Fernando Arruda
Choreographers: Anabella Lenzu, Leigh Ann Kabatra and Marie-Christine Giordano
Writer: Michael Goodman
Visual Artists: TBA
Wine generously offered by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
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Artists' Salon
Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

Artists' Salon

Come on in and join us!

Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-progress and engage in dialogue in an intimate, casual setting. Our friends can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts. These events take place in the private home of Marie-Christine located in Brooklyn. A warm supporting environment for artists to share and see new work.

Choreographers to present work: 
Eunso Park, Katelyn Halpern, Sara Scarella, Marie-Christine Giordano
Musicians:
Maria Neckam, Matthew Ryals,
Writer:
Michael Goodman
Wine generously offered by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
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Aug
21
to Aug 25

Summer Intensive held at Mark Morris Center

MCGD is holding a summer workshop August 21st-August 25th from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Mark Morris Dance Center.

This immersive five-day workshop will serve as an introduction to Marie-Christine Giordano’s technique and choreographic process. Giordano has developed her own technique over the years, based on principles of modern dance and ballet that she values. It strives to develop a powerful core in dancers by strengthening the muscles of the trunk, granting them the freedom to explore the full potential of their physical and artistic expression. This will be a great opportunity for dancers to become familiar with Giordano’s movement, and a chance to be considered for company positions.

TUITION: $125 for the whole week. $20 Required Reservation Fee, upon acceptance.

To Apply: Please send a headshot, resume, and video if available to dancers@mcgdance.org by May 31, 2017. You will be notified of acceptance within 10 days after submission.

"Ms. Giordano is clearly a choreographer committed to constructing a personal dance vocabulary.”  -Gia Kourlas, The New York Times.

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May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Lecture-demonstration at PS 133 in Brooklyn

MCGD will be presenting a performance-lecture followed by Q&A. 

Marie-Christine Giordano Dance (MCGD) has a two-fold mission that embraces both artistic expression and education.


MCGD strongly believes that dance is a much needed expressive, healing, and unifying art form. The company presents thoughtful and deeply moving pieces that explore the differing texture of dancing and the complex landscape of the human heart. In addition to presentations in leading cultural venues, MCGD uses dance and movement forms in their outreach program with Brooklyn's young people to convey positive messages of hope, accomplishment, and community that go well beyond language and cultural differences. 

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Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Outreach Program at MS 57 in Brooklyn

MCGD will be presenting a performance-lecture followed by Q&A. 

Marie-Christine Giordano Dance (MCGD) has a two-fold mission that embraces both artistic expression and education.


MCGD strongly believes that dance is a much needed expressive, healing, and unifying art form. The company presents thoughtful and deeply moving pieces that explore the differing texture of dancing and the complex landscape of the human heart. In addition to presentations in leading cultural venues, MCGD uses dance and movement forms in their outreach program with Brooklyn's young people to convey positive messages of hope, accomplishment, and community that go well beyond language and cultural differences. 

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Apr
9
3:00 PM15:00

April Artists' Salon

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Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-process and engage in dialogue in an intimate, casual setting. Our friends can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts.
 

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Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Outreach Program at MS 442, Carrol Gardens

MCGD will be presenting a performance-lecture followed by Q&A. 

Marie-Christine Giordano Dance (MCGD) has a two-fold mission that embraces both artistic expression and education.


MCGD strongly believes that dance is a much needed expressive, healing, and unifying art form. The company presents thoughtful and deeply moving pieces that explore the differing texture of dancing and the complex landscape of the human heart. In addition to presentations in leading cultural venues, MCGD uses dance and movement forms in their outreach program with Brooklyn's young people to convey positive messages of hope, accomplishment, and community that go well beyond language and cultural differences. 

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

Open Audition for Spring Performance

Marie-Christine Giordano Dance is looking for two professional male and female dancers for a new creation to be performed at BAM Fisher on June 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Diversity is a plus.

Technique class/Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Additional rehearsal time will be planned for April and May.

Paid performances, additional rehearsal time paid depending on assigned roles.

Please RSVP to dancers@mcgdance.org with resume, headshot, and video (if available) by Friday, February 7th.
 

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Jan
29
3:00 PM15:00

January Artists' Salon

Come on in and join us!

Salon events are free and allow musicians, dancers, writers, and visual artists to share short works or works-in-process and engage in dialogue in an intimate, casual setting. Our friends can look forward to experiencing diversity and socializing with art makers and fellow art enthusiasts.
 

Choreographers: Catherine Tharin and MCGD

Musicians: Jim Petrie

Visual Artist: Tyler Weeks

 

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