Events Calendar > Hot Spot: Meghan Merrill teaching FRÄULEIN MARIA repertory class
The ODC School is inviting guest artists to come teach on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. Keep an eye out for who’s coming to the Dance Commons!May 7 - 23, 2012Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am - 11:45amFun and invigorating with the promise of good music, this class taught in the style of Doug Elkins will go from warm-up to full out dancing. Exercises borrow from a variety of styles including release, martial arts, hip hop, and classical technique. The second half of class will focus on learning repertory from FRÄULEIN MARIA. Different sections from the show will be taught to give a feel for the range of Elkins' choreography. Comfortable clothes and knee pads recommended. Class is geared towards intermediate & advanced dancers. For more information about Doug Elkins and FRÄULEIN MARIA, please visit dougelkinschoreography.com.Meghan Merrill, a Bay Area native, lived and danced in New York for 11 years before recently returning to the west coast. She has been a company member of Doug Elkins & Friends' and played Maria in Doug's FRÄULEIN MARIA since 2008. She has also worked with Neta Pulvermacher, Noemie LaFrance, Kyle Abraham, and the Metropolitan Opera, among others.Since summer 2009, Doug Elkins & Friends' FRÄULEIN MARIA has toured to 17 cities in the US and Canada. The show will be reprised this summer at American Dance Festival, The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, Playhouse Square-Cleveland, and the 80th anniversary season of Jacob's Pillow. Doug Elkins is a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and two-time New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) Award-winning choreographer, including recognition for FRÄULEIN MARIA. He began his career as a B-Boy, touring the world with break dance groups New York Dance Express and Magnificent Force, among others. He has created over 40 original dances during his career for his own company and a number of university and repertory companies and, when not teaching, frequently collaborates on theater projects.
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