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Mary Grace McNally is a Brooklyn-based dance artist originally from Massachusetts. She produced, directed, and choreographed her first full-length work, Not For Picking, which premiered at Theaterlab (NYC) in June 2018. After presenting an excerpt of this work, Mary Grace was honored to receive the 2018 Capezio A.C.E. Award. She was also announced as ADA's National Choreographer of the Year in 2016. Her work has been presented at The Dance Ga...read more
Class begins with a guided improvisational warmup as a way to release tension in the body and mind, allowing access to new pathways of movement. Yoga, strengthening exercises, and meditation are integrated throughout. Phrase material is introduced to challenge dancers to fulfill certain shapes, energetic pathways, textures, and momentum while working inside of specific musical phrasing. With this, Mary Grace works to create a space that feels safe for exploring and for supporting one another. Leaving class with a sense of community is incredibly important to her.