Master Class Series with David Reuille

It is always our continuing mission to….

 

….build self-confidence and character, and burgeon the spark of creativity and artistry in everyone of our students. As well, it is our philosophy to take ACTION. Artistry, Creativity, Transformation, Integrity, Outreach and Nurture are our principles in all we do!

Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we announce our **Contemporary and **Ballet Master Classes with David Reuille!

Phoenix Rising Dance Company will host Mr. Reuille on Friday, September 8th from 12:00pm-1:30pm during their normally scheduled company class. Although this is during the school day, we hope that advanced through pre-professional level students will take advantage of this **Contemporary Class. Students should dress in appropriate attire for a professional contemporary dance class. This class will take place at Phoenix Rising Dance Studios, $10.00 for all guests and is open to the public. All proceeds benefit Phoenix Rising Dance Company, our resident, not-for-profit professional concert dance company.

Phoenix Rising Dance Studios will host Mr. Reuille on Wednesday, September 13th for an intermediate/advanced **Ballet class from 5:30pm-7:00pm and a pointe/pre-pointe class from 7:00pm-7:30pm. Cost for this class is $18.00 for ballet and, for both ballet and pre-pointe, $25.00. Pointe can only be taken if student has taken the preceding ballet class. Dancers should wear appropriate ballet attire; women-leotard, tights and ballet/pointe shoes, men-white tee or tank, tights and ballet shoes. Both ballet and pointe classes will take place at Phoenix Rising Dance Studios and are open to the public, and free to current PRDStudios students selected by Artistic Director to participate.

We encourage dancers at the intermediate through professional level to come and participate in these exciting master classes! Mr. Reuille has a wealth of knowledge from his own personal experiences throughout his career, and his passion for dance education coincide with our values and Phoenix Rising’s take A.C.T.I.O.N. philosophy!

  • **See Mr. Reuille’s bio and Class Descriptions below.
David Reuille Artistic Director – Apex Dance  Mr. Reuille (pronounced  “Roy”) has a distinct artistic vision for dance that fuses many different dance styles into a vibrant and exciting movement style accessible to everyone, no matter their level of exposure to the arts. He has created dances for numerous professional and regional dance companies including: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Lexington Ballet, AYBT, Illinois Ballet, and more.  In the theatre genre, Mr. Reuille has worked with Curious Theatre on their productions of “The War Anthology,” “Curious New Voices,” and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.”
As a professional dancer and choreographer, Mr. Reuille’s career has spanned 23 years and 8 countries.  He began his professional career with Lexington Ballet where he quickly established himself as a soloist and principal dancer. Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) was his home for six years after leaving Kentucky. While in Dayton, he performed in the works of such master choreographers as Jose Limon, Donald McKayle, and Tally Betty. David has also danced in new works created by choreographers Bill T. Jones, Dwight Rhoden, Bebe Miller, Ron Brown, and Kevin Ward.  Following DCDC, Mr. Reuille was a member of the New York based Parsons Dance Company where he toured nationally and internationally to great acclaim. He has also been a guest dancer with Louisville Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Central Illinois Ballet, Peoria Ballet, and various other regional companies. His television credits include the PBS documentary “Free to Dance.” As well as directing Apex, Mr. Reuille is currently a professional teacher, choreographer, and dancer based in Denver, CO. He is a resident choreographer and teacher at Denver School of the Arts. He has taught master classes around the world including the International Dance Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, American Dance Festival, and throughout the U.S.
Class Descriptions – 
 
CONTEMPORARY 
Mr. Reuille’s class is a mixture of dance styles and draws from a breadth of life experiences. With an appreciation for the explorations of modern dance legends Limon, Graham, Cunningham, Horton, & Dunham, Mr. Reuille’s classes explore a synthesis of old and new. Included in this exploration is an attempt to blur the barriers between modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and theatrical dance styles. The result is a fusion of styles that blends to create something new and fresh. Many of the traditional elements of class are used including curve, contraction, isolation, shape form, tilt, off-center, and drop/swing recovery. Students are also asked to be active participants in their learning by exploring their use of energy, gesture, and musical phrasing. The syllabus progresses by combining and mixing these basic elements to create a complexity of movement that attempts to hold onto the intent of original elements. The class emphasises placement, use of energy, and artistry. In this class students gain the ability to move fluidly through any dance style or choreographic exploration.
Ballet with a Contemporary Focus 
Having danced as a principle dancer in ballet, contemporary and modern dance companies. Mr. Reuille’s Ballet classes emphasis artistry with a contemporary sensibility. The class emphasise includes: placement, movement quality, artistry, musicality, and expressiveness. The student comes away from this class with a better understanding of their technique and how to use ballet as a tool in contemporary works.
For more information on these classes or any other offerings, contact admin@phoenixdanceindy.com or by calling 317-820-5820
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