Nattie Trogdon is a performer, educator, and dance-maker. Born and raised in North Carolina, she attended the high school program at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied in both the ballet and modern departments. After graduating from SUNY Purchase with BFA in dance and honors, she was selected to perform and show work in Taipei, Taiwan as part of the 2012 Global Dance Summit. As a freelance artist based in NYC, she has had the pleasure of working for David Dorfman, Doug Varone, Kendra Portier, Elizabeth Dishman, Annie Kloppenberg, Nelly Van Bommel, Mark Dendy, and Oliver Steele. As an educator she has been on faculty at Purchase College and Gibney Dance Center teaching contemporary forms, improvisation and partnering classes. Her choreographic work has been presented at various NY venues including Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Skidmore College, and at Gibney Dance Center.
Class begins with an improvised warm up designed to generate heat, strengthen and build stamina in the body. Through set material and phrase work, we work to find clarity and ease in movement, pleasure in sensations, play in forms and revel in our most glorious intimate bodies. This class will be a highly physical, rigorous, sweaty exploration of our past and present selves: using the techniques we have acquired throughout our various trainings as a tool to inform our next level of artistry. We will find the joy of dance and explore what it is to be human- to move, to feel, and to find community within ourselves and others.
**This workshop is supported by the Midday Movement Series- THANK YOU Midday Movement for your support!**