NYU/Tisch Summer 2018 Dance Residency

May 21, 2018 - June 29, 2018
New York University

This dance program is based on strong technical training, achieved by concentrating on the healthy and efficient use of the body to realize each person’s physical potential, and the development of the imaginative and creative elements of each individual. To this end, we integrate the instruction from Tisch’s permanent faculty of master teachers with that of major guest artists and company members. Helen Simoneau and company dancers will be teaching June 4-8 and in residence at NYU/Tisch to begin the creation of a new company work during the summer session.


FORGE Summer Dance Intensive

July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Slippery Rock University, PA

FORGE is a two-week summer dance intensive created by and operated under the direction of Lindsay Fisher Viatori, instructor of dance, and Ursula Payne, professor of dance, at Slippery Rock University and in partnership with the Dance Department at SRU. Helen will be teaching in the second week of the intensive.


The Playground

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-2pm (drop-in available)
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center 280 Broadway, Enter at 53A Chambers Street

Simoneau’s class utilizes a standing warm-up with focus on developing a strong technical base with efficient anatomical alignment while encouraging a full range of motion in the torso and articulation of the spine. The class will culminate in a large moving combination, either across the floor or in center, exploring full use of space, shifts of weight, physicality, momentum as well as a balance between precision and making it your own. The afternoon will focus on Simoneau’s task-based approach to generating movement material. There will be the opportunity to collaborate on new ideas through led movement strategies and a sharing of key excerpts of her repertory.