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Christopher and Lauren Grant met while auditioning for Pilobolus Dance Theater in 2007. Soon after they began dating, and toured the world together for almost eight years with the company. They’ve been happily married since 2014. Over the years, with inspiration from Pilobolus Dance Theater, and Alison Chase, they began to form their own beliefs and ideas on partnering and dance making.
Christopher Grant grew up in Mississippi and presently liv...read more
For Lauren and Chris, partnering is a shared experience between all bodies involved. It blurs the lines between "who’s leading who?" and is a true conversation between the couple and/or group. It is unlike most traditional partnering, having the man lead and showcasing the woman. For this to happen, those involved must develop a mutual nonverbal language through movement, sensitivity, trust, and play. Lauren and Chris will work in class to develop this language. The focus will be on weight sharing, improvisation, and having intention behind movement. Added bonus: This class is also a kick-butt workout!