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Parsons Dance Master Classes

Three dancers in mid-dramatic poseFriday, Nov. 22, the day before performing at the UMass Fine Arts Center, company members from Parsons Dance are offering two master classes open to Five College dancers:

1. Int/Adv Modern Technique 
Totman Rm 13, UMass
12:30-2:00pm

Open to all Five College dancers.

2. Nutrition and Body Image Workshop
Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts
Berenson Dance Studio 3, Smith College
1:00-2:30pm 

Parsons Dance company member Christina Ilisije will be giving a workshop on maintaining nutritional balance and wellness for dancers and athletes. Open to the public – please join us!

This article, written by Ilisije, is suggested as pre-workshop reading.

This pdf map shows Mendenhall as building 49 with parking off Elm St.

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting, family-friendly contemporary dance to audiences around the world.

Parsons Dance is a company of 8 full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 70 works by David Parsons, as well as commissions by emerging choreographers and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Michael Gordon, Milton Nascimento, William Ivey Long, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Karan and Alex Katz.

Parsons Dance was founded in 1985 and has performed in more than 350 cities, 30 countries and 5 continents for the most prestigious theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Muncipal.