The Davalois Fearon Dance Master Class features Fearon’s ballet infused postmodern/Caribbean technique. It begins with a warmup that draws on her twelve years as a featured dancer/educator with the Stephen Petronio Company and also incorporates her background in ballet, West African, somatic practices, Cunningham, Graham, Horton, improvisation, and Dancehall. This is followed by an across-the-floor phrase, with a focus on integrating the movement ideas presented in the warmup. The class culminates with a center-floor phrase from the Davalois Fearon Dance repertory that encourages dancers to express their own unique movement style while applying the principles introduced in the warmup and across-the-floor phrases. Fearon’s class will help dancers become more versatile movers by emphasizing how to clearly articulate movements initiated from the joints and embody rhythmically dynamic shifts of energy, in order to achieve the signature DFD movement sensibility. This fluid yet assertive approach has been described as “both gymnastic and natural” (Mary Cargill, DanceViewTimes blog). Basic professional dance training is highly recommended.
"Dear Dava, Thank you for holding a great workshop and for inviting me. I had a lot of fun, met great people and learned a lot. You are a great dancer and a beautiful choreographer. I am so happy I was a part of the creative process" -student