Davalois Fearon Dance classes moves between styles and techniques that are as rooted in her Jamaican background as in her master’s level academic training and professional dance career. She revels in the chance to introduce new perspectives and thinking. This is reflected in her richly diverse movement vocabulary, through which she creates visual imagery that is fluid yet detailed, assertive yet thoughtful. Fearon’s class begins with a warm up that draws from Petronio, ballet, Bartenieff, Cunningham, Graham, and Horton; incorporated with improvisation and reggae/dancehall. This is followed by an across-the-floor phrase that focuses on musicality and the clear articulation of movement while traveling through space. The class culminates with a center-floor phrase that encourages dancers to express their own unique movement style, while applying the principles introduced in the warm up and across-the-floor phrases. Fearon’s class will help dancers become more versatile movers. Basic 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" -Workshop student