Contemporary Dance Theatre New York
" ... clearly the product of people working hard as a team ... best of all, a large company of sleek, attractive dancers at home in a mixture of ballet, modern dance and jazz styles."
Leave the ordinary behind and walk into the world of the extraordinary with a dance retreat.
Enter the world of dance and music and art and recapture your youthful vigor, curiosity, sensuality and abandon. Immerse yourself in the music and the movement, release endorphins, the feel-good juices of the body and the mind and set your spirit free. Dance retreats will tap into your creative center and take pleasure in the multiplicity of ways your amazing body can move! Dive into a daily dose of moving in ways you never have before; expand your horizons as a beginner, or aspiring student, and acquire new, rich and challenging dance vocabulary as a seasoned mover.
In Jennifer's dance retreats you will experience a daily training and warm-up session session and then lose yourself to the pleasures of organic movement and pulsating rhythms. Learn entire movement phrases and combinations from Jennifer's Contemporary Dance Theatre New York.
Give yourself the gift of one of Jennifer's dance retreats. Take time away from your daily life. Immerse yourself in breath and movement and energy ... Reconnect to yourself and reacquaint yourself with your body's capabilities. Find yourself again and discover something entirely new.
Jennifer has dance retreats for basic beginners, to the aspiring dancer, all the way up to the professional, there is an inspiring, empowering dance retreat for everyone.
Jennifer Kries, native New Yorker, dancer, choreographer, Master Instructor, orator and fitness celebrity made her professional debut at sixteen in Balanchine's "Serenade" with Edward Villella's Eglevsky Ballet. She trained with The School of American Ballet and after becoming a member of Pennsylvania Ballet at sixteen, was discovered by Matt Mattox disciple, Shimon Braun of Philadelphia's Waves Jazz Dance Company. She quickly rose to the rank of principle, performing in such houses as the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Royal Festival Hall, London and L'Opera de Paris, as well as making guest appearances with Philadanco, the Bat Sheva Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch, Roland Petit's Ballet de Marseilles, Opus I Contemporary, Balletto di Toscana in Florence, and in film, Donald Byrd's "Next Step." She has an eclectic number of choreography and teaching credits, among them are John Leguizamo's "House of Buggin'" on FOX, New York City Ballet, Hubbard Street Chicago and Pennsylvania Ballet Summer residencies and Bat Sheva Dance Company, Tel Aviv. After founding her company, Contemporary Dance Theatre New York in the winter of 1997 and debuting at the Merce Cunningham Studio to rave reviews, she mounted her second production in the spring of 1999. Her 17 member troupe, Contemporary Dance Theatre New York made its season premier "Trust me, A Dark Fairytale" at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater.
~For more information on the various dance programs offered as retreats, please visit the Dance Workshops Page