What is Contemporary dance all about then? 

This week’s blog post is an insight on contemporary dance. Contemporary dance is one of our core styles we teach here at MDC and we feel it is important that we know more about it and our teacher Danni. 

Contemporary dance is a expressive style of dance which includes elements of numerous dance styles invading Jazz, modern and classical ballet. Contemporary explores the connection of the mind and body through fluid movements. Some Famous and most influential Contemporary dance artists include Martha Graham, Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey, Isadora Duncan and Pina Balche If you want to know more why not have a look on google or YouTube for some of their amazing work in changing the contemporary dance scene. 

Our teach Danni Has Trained in Contemporary dance and during her degree became knowledgeable and inspire by many practitioners.  She now continues her own exploration of contemporary by training with lots of contemporary dance artists in London and Birmingham. Danni’s favourite company’s and modern day Artists include Hofesh Shechter Dance Company and Gary Clarke! See links below to see these amazing choreographers’ works. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sXgZQ03h44 – Hofesh Shechter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p9ki8kdc40 – Gary Clarke 

‘I love high energy and storytelling contemporary dance work! It’s just the best to watch and the physical demand on dancers is so intense and inspiring. I love to learn new things and be inspired by other contemporary dance artists and I always want nothing more for students to get inspired by me’ Danni Cash 

We love training in many different styles here at MDC we hope you enjoyed our little read on contemporary dance we encourage all students at MDC to find out more! We would love to know your favourite contemporary dancers or choreographers! Comment below any links or pictures!