Brian Brooks Intensive

Called “the ‘it’ boy of contemporary American dance” (Dallas Morning News), choreographer Brian Brooks has carved his niche with a unique and minimalist style—a style characterized by shattering conventional notions of human strength and endurance or an electrified “exploration of human limits” (Dance Magazine). Brian Brooks has recently been appointed as the inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance. At Summer Heat, Brooks will be joined by two dancers from his company in teaching this innovative Intensive. Brian Brooks:  Wilderness will close the 2017 Summer Heat International Dance Festival on Sunday evening, August 6.

Tuition : $500. Tuition includes 3 two hour classes per day for 5 days, performance tickets for all Festival performances (Gala, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève—Carmina Burana, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève—Glory, and Brian Brooks Moving Company), the opening Gala reception on July 28, Festival T-shirt, and Festival water bottle. Students will be required to sign a waiver of responsibility for injury.

Intensive students have priority for enrollment for optional master classes ($20 per class) on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday July 30 prior to start of Intensive on Monday.

Optional Hotel available at $50 per night double occupancy or $100 per night single occupancy. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to occupy Festival hotel housing.

Call 918-688-6112 for enrollment  or more information.

Daily Schedule:  July 31–August 4

9:30am – 11:30am: Contemporary Dance Technique

11:45am – 1:45pm: Partnering (integrates improvisational techniques and phrase material from Brian’s work to inform Repertory work)

1:45 – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:15pm – 4:15pm: Repertory

Optional Master Classes

Saturday, July 29 10:00—12:00 Victoria Jaiani (Joffrey Ballet)
Saturday, July 29 10:00—12:00 Temur Suluashvili (Joffrey Ballet)
Saturday, July 29 2:00—4:00 Josh Beamish (Move: The Company)
Saturday, July 29 2:00—4:00 Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet)
Sunday, July 30 10:00—12:00 Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sunday, July 30 10:00—12:00 Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Sunday, July 30 2:00—4:00 Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Sunday, July 30 2:00—4:00 Randy James (10 Hairy Legs Dance Company)