On the 2 May holiday, dancers braved the heat to enjoy a day of dance workshops at the studio at Rimbun Dahan.
The day started with a release technique class by Rimbun Dahan resident choreographer Donna Miranda. Balletbase dancer Yuka Tanaka, who has recently graduated from the Trinity Laban in London, followed up with a Martha Graham technique class. During lunch, Donna Miranda presented videos of her recent works and plans for upcoming work. Shaking off any afternoon lethargy, the Balletbase dancers sweated under Misato’s hip hop class. The final workshop was contact improvisation, presented by KL choreographer and dancer Low Shee Hoe, who was also the lighting designer of the last Balletbase show,Take Flight!.
Balletbase Dance Days are intended to introduce Balletbase dancers to different forms of dance and dance training, to broaden their experience and understanding of dance. The first Dance Day, with classes in yoga, release technique, performance skills and Isadora Duncan technique, took place in 2006. Dance Days are free for Balletbase dancers.