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JUNE 10-14, 2019

at Gallim Studio
520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY
with Alexandra Beller and guests
$425 for full week

“Dance / And”, our upcoming Summer Intensive, focuses on the intersectionality of dance, and discovering how embodiment factors into science, psychology, politics, communication, relationships, by collaborating with theater artists, filmmakers, scientists, vocalists, activists, dramaturgs. Can we reposition movement investigation as an essential act of survival?



photo by scott shaw

photo by scott shaw

Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years, he graduated early and was accepted into the dance department at The Juilliard School. As a dancer he has performed the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Susan Marshall, Jose Limon, Daniele Dèsnoyers, and was a dancer with Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal. He has also worked with The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, performing and researching Conflict Transformation as part of The Legacy Project. Based in Brooklyn, Adam currently creates and performs work under the epithet of his own company, Anatomiae Occultii. Adam has also created works for companies such as The Limón Company, Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, BalletX, Whim W'Him Seattle Contemporary Dance, Graham II, GroundWorks Dance Theater, Minnesota Dance Theatre and The Gibney Dance Company.

photo by Scott shaw

photo by Scott shaw

about Adam’s class:

Laying on the floor, the technique class will begin with physical imagery exercises, based in the Alexander Technique, to awaken and organize the body, as well as to tune into the tactility of the limbs on the floor. The class will continue with dynamic flooring sequences; warming and opening the body while encouraging a sequential, joint-articulated physicality. In utilizing the floor, the dancers will explore the momentum of skeletal initiations, and an efficient muscularity of the body. An investigation of how the anatomy can either inhibit or encourage the continuity of movement will be emphasized.

The initial phrases will build to seamlessly bring the dancers into standing movements that aim to stabilize and continue the body's connection with the ground. As the warm-up progresses, the range of physical textures and coordinations explored will expand--challenging the retention of a pliant, seamless and organic flow-through in motion. All sequences will be executed on both right and left sides, and will aim to break down and analyze different modalities of movement frequently occurring in contemporary choreographic processes. Following will be traveling movement phrases exploring complex port de bras, great shifts of weight and circular patterning.

TRACY SIDESINGER (Dance/+ Lab with AB)

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Tracy Sidesinger, PsyD is a psychoanalytic psychologist in private practice in New York City, working with adult ifndividuals and couples. She has postgraduate training in both Jungian and Relational psychologies. She teaches at the interfaces of psychology and religion, and psychology and the body. Her writing focuses on feminism and spirituality, as well as collaboration between all psychologies of the unconscious in order to make the creative potential of the unconscious more accessible in contemporary culture.


JEANINE DURNING Dance/+ Lab on relationships with AB

KATHERINE PROFETA Dance/ and Lab on storytelling with AB

JESSI OLSEN Dance/ and Lab on activism with AB





The fine print:

$50 deposit is required to secure your place in the workshop.

After you’ve made your $50 deposit, you may either pay as one sum of $375 or two sums of $187.50. Contact us at if you would like to set up an alternate payment plan.

AB Dances Cancellation Policy: * Deposit is non-refundable. AB Dances will provide a full refund of course price minus deposit if reservation is cancelled before 6 weeks in advance of first start day; after that day, 1/2 of full course price is due. At that time, only half of full course price (minus nonrefundable deposit) will be refunded. Full payment for course is due two weeks in advance of start date. At this time no part of the full course price is refundable (exceptions made ONLY on a case-by-case basis).

$50 due at sign up (nonrefundable), $187.50 due before April 28 (not refundable after April 29), $187.50 due before June 27 (not refundable after June 28) or student may make one full payment at start.

If you have something you believe could be a conflict, please contact us at at sign up to discuss options. Payment Plans are available: If payment timeline isn't possible for you, please email us at to set up a payment plan.