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microMACRO Contemporary Dance

In 2014, I launched the microMACRO Contemporary Dance Workshop as an educational component of Linsdans. Over the program’s three-year span, I had the privilege of teaching over 300 students in five countries.

Description

Description

Sparked from Lins Derry’s own interest at having an internal perception of her anatomy and an effortlessness in the space when dancing, she has realized a method that moves from the meticulous attention on the micro to the heightened awareness of the macro. From meditative to expressive states, dancers are able to access both their inner micro worlds and outer macro spheres all within a class setting.

(Photos by Yvonne M. Portra)

Creative Insights

Creative Insights

The core reason for developing microMACRO Contemporary Dance was to solve a daunting challenge I had: how to peak in performance during solo concerts regardless of circumstances. Using myself as the test subject and my shows as the results measured, I tirelessly experimented until peak performance was clock-work. Through this process, I developed the frameworks for microMACRO Contemporary Dance.

(Above photos by Yvonne M. Portra)

Workshops

Workshops

Nov. 1-2, 2017 | Hubbard Street Dance Chicago - HSPro Training Program

Nov. 24, 2016 | i-Dance Festival/Hong Kong

July 12-17, 2016 | Beijing Dance Festival - Int. Dance Camp

Apr. 18-May 4, 2016 | ODC/Dance, San Francisco - The Hot Spot

Nov. 9-13, 2015 | Derida Dance Center - Bulgaria

Jun. 7, 2014 | Garage Performing Arts Center - Greece

May 24-25, 2014 | Akropoditi Arts Centre - Greece

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 At Santa Clara University (photos 1 and 2), the Beijing Dance Festival’s International Dance Camp (photo 3), the Derida Dance Center in Sofia, Bulgaria (photo 4), and the i-Dance Festival/Hong Kong (photo 5).

At Santa Clara University (photos 1 and 2), the Beijing Dance Festival’s International Dance Camp (photo 3), the Derida Dance Center in Sofia, Bulgaria (photo 4), and the i-Dance Festival/Hong Kong (photo 5).