Contemporary Master Class with Mary Lyn Graves

TuMM is thrilled to welcome back the sweet powerhouse Mary Lyn Graves for a Second Winter Master Class.

The goal of this contemporary technique class is to explore expression and play within the structure of set movement sequences. Using concepts of fall and recovery, dynamic weight shifting, and anatomical alignment, dancers will find the suppleness and availability in their bodies from which movement springs with ease. The movements will range from simple mapping of the body’s pathways to technically demanding, physically challenging phrase work. Through imagery, sensation, and clarity of focus and intent, dancers will intellectually and physically engage with their bodies, fellow dancers, and the space around them. But most importantly, this is a dance class so there will be plenty of moving and shaking!

Mary Lyn Graves is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now in her third season with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company (Salt Lake City, UT), she has performed throughout the United States in works by Doug Varone, Jonah Bokaer, Johannes Wieland, Alwin Nikolais, Martha Graham, Daniel Charon, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and Karole Armitage. Mary Lyn has taught dance and movement across the country to diverse groups ranging from elementary-aged children to college students to senior citizens and has led master classes at Colorado State University, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Wichita State University, and Brenau University in Georgia. Mary Lyn trained at the University of Oklahoma, from which she received a BFA in Dance in 2012, and at the Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education.

Wednesday, December 16
6:30-7:45
FlyLoft, Studio 3, 117 N Boston
Suggested Donation $10