Workshop: Dance Imagined

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Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened. Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity. Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

This class is appropriate for all who love to move. No dance experience is necessary and the technique portion will be a basic introduction.  The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members.

To register or for more information call 808-967-8222

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More About Karen Masaki  

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges in Honolulu. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa and is a Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer. She has studied the Jose Limon technique with renowned teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin, and ballet with former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Alaine Haubert. In her spare time, Karen grows and processes tea and volunteers with community organizations, including the Volcano Coquistadores and Volcano Community Association.

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