Workshop: Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki



Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined classes, with instructor Karen Masaki, will explore basic movement technique, building strength and fluidity in the joints and spine to support the pure exhilaration of movement.

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. Attention will then shift to explorations of spinal and joint movements and breathing exercises to build fluidity and strength.

An improvisational dance segment follows, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock. Improvisational cues and visualizations will provide a starting point from which to expand and explore.

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.

This class is appropriate for all who love to move. No dance experience is necessary.

For more information or to register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222



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 on O‘ahu. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. She has studied with renowned Limon technique teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California. Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

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