Workshop: Kaitlyn Gilliland teaches Twyla Tharp’s The One Hundreds
Fall 2020 Zoom Class for Levels 5+
Fridays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Kaitlyn Gilliland teaches a movement workshop developed from Twyla Tharp’s seminal The One Hundreds (1970), a dance composed of 100 eleven-second movement phrases performed by two dancers in unison without music. Featuring a uniquely engaging curriculum designed to challenge the dancer’s technique, stamina, concentration, and attention to timing and meter, this workshop offers a rare opportunity to unpack the remarkable density of Tharp’s myriad choreographic inspirations – from ballet to baseball – while extending the reach of classical training through the exploration of contemporary and modern dance aesthetics, structured improvisation, and characterization and pedestrian gesture.
This workshop is suitable for both a studio and virtual setting and can accommodate dancers working with limited space. It will conclude with an opportunity for all participating students to share their progress.
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Kaitlyn Gilliland Bio:
Kaitlyn Gilliland began her dance training at the Minnesota Dance Theatre and continued her studies at the School of American Ballet, where she received the Mae L. Wien Award for outstanding promise in 2004. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Gilliland performed corps, soloist, and principal roles with the company and was named the New York City Ballet’s Janice Levin Dancer Honoree for 2009-‐2010. Following her departure from New York City Ballet, Ms. Gilliland appeared with several New York City-‐based dance companies, joining Twyla Tharp for her 2015 50th Anniversary National Tour and two subsequent performance seasons and Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project for their 2017-‐ 2018 season. Ms. Gilliland served on the faculty of the School of American Ballet and as an instructor for The New York City Public School for Dance (The Ballet Tech School). In May of 2015, she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in Psychology. She is currently an MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management and Program Director for Minnesota Dance Theatre’s CAN Dance Education Program. Ms. Gilliland joined the faculty of New Haven Ballet in 2019.