Beth Rodriguez Dance Projects

brings New York City experience to Louisville for unique dance class opportunities
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Aug. 26, 2007 - PRLog -- Louisville, KY – Beth Rodriguez Dance Projects, a new dance company in Louisville, will provide dance classes for adults at Absolute Dance, located in the Mellwood Arts Center on Mellwood Avenue. Beth Rodriguez has worked with dancers, choreographers and composers from New Your City for nearly 10 years and brings that experience back with her to Louisville. Classes include Adult Hip Hop on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Adult Modern Technique on Thursday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Beth at (347) 534-6293.
   “My classes aim to create a supportive, judgment-free space for individuals to explore dance as a means of creative expression,” says Beth Rodriguez. “I also recognize the dancer in us all, and believe that dance can provide an opportunity for adults to pay attention to their physical health. Although I work with other professional dancers, I see a need to offer this art form to adults whose interest in dance is not as a career, but as a curiosity, a hobby, or a reminder of childhood!”

About Beth Rodriguez Dance Projects
Beth Rodriguez Dance Projects is an open-door dance company. In 1998, Beth began working with professionals in NYC who worked for other professional companies. This allowed her to utilize the talents of dancers on a project-to-project basis, recruiting movers for specific performances, individually enlisted to suit a diverse repertoire. This group has included Courtney Jo Drasner (Gina Gibney Dance), Emily Gayeski (Mark Morris Dance Group), Elizabeth Eastman (Orquidea Dance) and Paige Constable (Jana Hicks, MadCap Dance). In addition, Beth enjoys working collaboratively with musicians and composers, including NYC’s Peter Lopez, Christopher Arispe of San Antonio, and local bands Appalatin and Rob Collier/Century of Aeroplanes.
   Beth has worked with various choreographers, including Lexington Dance Collective, Beth Portnoy, Elizabeth Reynolds and M. Lindsey Smith. She has also has the privilege to work with established artists such as Sarah Skaggs, Caroline Liadakis/Chet Walker 8&1 Productions, Orquidea Dance/ Kimberly Hope Jewart, Elizabeth Eastman, Courtney Drasner, Deborah Damast, Katiti King and Jana Hicks.
Beth has been a dance educator in outreach settings as a faculty member of Groove With Me in Harlem, and has instructed special needs populations as an Independent Contractor with Hospital Audiences. She has also offered master classes as a part of International Modern Dance Festivals in Poland, Belarus, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Most recently she served as adjunct faculty at Indiana University Bloomington.
She graduated with honors from NYU, receiving her M.A. in Dance in Higher Education.  This work has been supported in part by the NYU chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honor society. She currently teaches freelance in Louisville and made her local debut with Moving Collective January 2007. She continues to create improvisational installations, concert works, and post-modern movement theatre pieces. Upcoming performances include September: Improvisational Installation at Market on Market, as a part of painter Benita Ahren's opening during the First Friday Trolley Hop, October 2007 (Date TBD): Free Showing at New Albany's Riverfront Ampitheatre, November 17: Concert with Moving Collective at Comstock Hall, and December: First Friday Trolley Hop, Improvisational Performance at Glassworks.

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For more information about Beth Rodriguez Dance Projects, contact Beth at beth@bethrodriguez.com or (347) 534-6293.
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