Dancewave brings talented artists with distinct voices to lead Master Classes in a wide range of techniques and styles. An opportunity to experience current directions in contemporary dance and broaden your skillset! This class with Douglas Gillespie will begin with mind-body centering and floor exercises to generate warmth and prepare for guided improvisation. Together, we will explore our individual stylization through short phrase material that will then be combined into a culminating phrase that delves into our focused performative qualities.
Douglas Gillespie is a Brooklyn-based Dance Artist. He teaches at colleges and dance centers around the world, most recently at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Summer Program, Mark Morris Dance Group, National Taiwan University of the Arts and is on faculty at Gibney Dance Center in New York. Gillespie is an avid dance maker most recently choreographing for Moving Current Dance Collective, Doug Varone DEVICES workshop and Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Gillespie has also created his own student commissions for Hillsborough Community College, Cleveland State University, University of Florida and Santa Fe College; two of his works have premiered at American College Dance Association. Gillespie has premiered two international self-choreographed solo projects. Most recently for Teoria de Gravidad Company in Monterrey, Mx. in August 2018 and Taipei, Taiwan November 2015. Gillespie is an originating member and creative contributor throughout Kate Weare Company’s first decade. Gillespie has performed in Punchdrunk Emursive’s Sleep No More and Third Rail Projects’ Then She Fell. Gillespie was born in San Diego, raised in Jacksonville and received his BFA in Dance from Florida State University in 2005.