Professional + Pre-Professional
Catie’s class is a full-bodied investigation allowing students to locate the information already living inside of the body. Her movement is primarily based in a grounded, loose vocabulary that is built upon a commitment to understanding the body in relation to everything around it. We research subtleties that eventually relate to larger-scale ideas that expand beyond the body and dance.
Catie hopes to give space for students' moving bodies through a serious silliness and a complex, unspoken game of hide and seek within the body. Her class aims to open unknown terrain by moving past judgements, enabling a freer, wilder self to emerge. Movement phrases derive from a hybrid mentality, challenging the class to a clear execution inside intricate, quick-moving material. Catie hopes to create an imaginative space where students feel liberated to take chances and risk failure in a protected classroom.
For teaching or choreographic inquiries, please email
catieleasca [at] gmail [dot] com
Catie teaches adult classes and workshops frequently in New York City. In the last year, she has taught at Cedar Crest College, Gibney Dance, FAILSPACE/NYC, Boston Contemporary Dance Project, Bridge for Dance, MG+Artists student + adult workshops and many other local intensives.