Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!
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Thursday, February 28 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Contemporary Modern Technique (Adv) FULL

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This contemporary modern class focuses on dynamic movement, flow, and creating an expansive body. Students will focus on alignment as well as full articulation of the spine. Andrew will teach you how to get the most out of the depth of your plié. We will also play with momentum and use of the floor in our explorations. Students will discover sequences through initiation points and cross lateral pulls, which will help develop awareness of how the body can flow through space with grace and attack.


Andrew Merrell

Faculty, Mem., Saint Mary's College
Andrew Merrell is a queer, married, thirty something, Bay-Area transplant, having originally spent time in the burb life of SoCal. Andrew holds a BA in Dance from California State University Long Beach and a MFA in Dance Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College. He currently... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
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