No)one. Art House has held NOAH Company Class since our inception. In addition tothe Paradigm weeklong workshops, featuring international dancers and choreographers from distinguished companies, NOAH holds Company Class on a weekly basis, opening the creative process of new work to local and visiting dancers. Company Class is typically comprised of technique class (Ballet, Contemporary, Stretch, and/or Improvisation) and is designed for dancers of all ages and backgrounds. NOAH Company Class is designed to improve technique and enhance movement expression in an open learning environment.
In the summer of 2014, NOAH launched Paradigm, a pre-professional and professional weeklong workshops series offered throughout Los Angeles. Classes include Dance, Photography, Dance Film, Injury Prevention, and Arts Management with working artists in the field. During Paradigm, NOAH invites artists from world-renowned dance companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Batsheva Dance Company, Bill T. Jones, Netherlands Dance Theater, The Forsythe Company, Kidd Pivot, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet to work with dancers in an intimate studio setting. Paradigm activities also include post-class discussions with current artists as well as repertory classes where invited guests share work from renowned companies. The intimate nature of Paradigm helps students create a better perspective on the many trajectories of a working artist as well as form relationships with other dancers in Los Angeles and the dance community at large. Paradigm ends with an informal public showing and often Paradigm participants are asked to collaborate with NOAH.
YOUTH EDUCATION RESIDENCIES
Knowledge of contemporary dance and dance in general, is limited but growing in Los Angeles. As a result, dance education is a key goal for NOAH. Through Youth Education Residencies, NOAH performs lecture demonstrations for dancers and non-dancers in grades K-12 and at Colleges and Universities as well. NOAH has performed lecture demonstrations and workshops at Hamilton High School, Pomona College, CalArts, Citizens of the World Charter School, Just Dance Co., William Grant Still Arts Center, and St. Bernard’s High School, among others. Most recently No)one. Art House has been invited to teach a dance course for i.am College Track, a college preparatory organization for underserved youth in the community of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.
During these residencies, students participate in movement exercises, introductory contact improvisation techniques, and learn collaborative approaches to movement creation. Youth Residencies culminate in a performance of NOAH Repertory.”