Masterclass with Nic Gareiss

Scottish Storytelling Centre
External Training Venue
Dance, Workshop
Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland

Part of The Art of Treepling Weekend culminating the First Footing

This masterclass for dancers with percussive dance experience (tap,
flamenco, step dance, clogging, etc.) is designed to enrich percussive
dance practice and give participants tools to improve articulation,
phrasing and technique. Using an intersectional approach, attendees will
be guided through a series of exercises drawing on a myriad of
rhythm-making step and clog dance styles and their symbiotic
relationship with, and as, music, enriching audible rapport with the
floor through creativity and improvisation.

Nic Gareiss is a percussive dance artist and dance researcher, voted one
of Dance Magazine’s 2019 “25 to Watch” and hailed by the Boston Herald
as “the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene”. His
work re-imagines movement as a musical practice, recasting dance as
medium that appeals to both eyes and ears. Originally from Michigan,
Gareiss draws from many percussive dance traditions, weaving together a
dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation, traditional
dance footwork vocabulary and musical collaboration.

Workshop ticket gives a free entry to ‘The Art of Treepling Panel Discussion’ or screening of ‘Migration Dance Film Project’ and Q&A. Please call box office at 0131 556 9579 to book your free ticket. Participants who attend more than one workshop will be entitled to free entry to both panel discussion and film screening.

Members of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland receive £5 discount on all “Art of Treepling” events. If you are a TDFS member, please select a full price ticket to book at the discounted rate.

A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.
09 Jun
11:00 - 12:15
This event takes place at St. Leonard’s Land Dance Studio, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ.