Residencies And Classes
MASTER CLASSES in MODERN DANCE
Ms. Adams has developed her own unique technique, drawing upon her background in the Limón, Cunningham, and Taylor techniques, as well as a solid foundation in ballet. She integrates her knowledge in biomechanics, anatomy, and Jin Shin Jyutsu® throughout her classes, helping students to learn from the inside out.
Her twenty-two years knowing the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu allows her to see more of the potential in a dancer. Her classes aim at making dancers the architects of their own bodies, assisting them in throwing out old blueprints and drawing new ones. She believes the door of unlearning is always wide open, and that through this door the new dancer can emerge.
Her classes are musical, fun, somatically informing, and kinetically charged. The warm-up emphasizes proper placement, centering, and fluidity of the spine. Technically challenging movement phrases are built upon in the course of the class, allowing the exploration of a wide range of qualities, spatial patterning, and rhythm.
MODERN DANCE RESIDENCY
Residencies are available for week-long intervals, or for up to 3 months. She offers classes in Modern Dance, Choreography, Somatics/Injury Prevention and First Aid using Jin Shin Jyutsu. She has select pieces of choreography, including solos, duets, and group pieces ready to set or she will create new choreography on request.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU SELF-HELP CLASSES
These workshops introduce dancers to Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient healing art that unlocks and harmonizes the body's energies. Likened to acupuncture without needles, this art provides a dancer with comprehensive methods to treat and prevent injuries. It also helps a dancer balance the body, mind, and spirit through harmonizing daily tensions and stresses. The course is offered in a "several hours" format, a 1-2 day format, or on an on-going basis as part of a residency. The course begins with a video describing this time-honored art, then goes into lecture/demonstration and hands-on practice in self-help methods. You can learn more about Adams' self-help classes here. You can learn more about JIN SHIN JYUTSU here and at her office website here