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Rubén Graciani is a high school graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts. He went on to study on scholarship at The Julliard School and several major New York dance companies, including the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Rubén graduated from the State University of New York, Purchase College, receiving a B.F.A. in Dance. After graduation, he joined the Mark Morris Dance Group as a contract performer. Additionally, he has perfo...read more
This class uses contemporary barre work, expanded movement vocabulary in centre, longer combinations in adagio and allegro work, and will focus on rhythmic and musical accuracy. Dancers will work on dynamics and physical intent in movement to support performance skills, including issues of off-centeredness, rhythmic variation and changes in tempo. Physical intensity, a sense of abandon, and risk taking are all explored in the class.