Next Up: Masterclass with Robert Mark Burke

Tuesday August 13th, 2019

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Contemporary Technique: Robert Mark Burke's class begins on the floor and aligns the body from the bottom up. Using a progression that slowly brings dancers out of the floor, Burke's class warms up the body in an efficient and effective way. The class then begins to pick up speed leading into a phrase that continues to lengthen the body through deep shifts of weight and a combination of core and distal initiations.

$20 Drop-in rate or class cards

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Deemed the “hottest young talent on the New Jersey dance scene today”, Robert Mark Burke finds himself a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist. Performing both nationally and internationally, Robert is a company member of Lucinda Childs Dance Company, 10 Hairy Legs, and Megan Williams Dance Projects.  He also performs regularly with Meagan Woods and Company, has worked with Bryn Cohn and Artists and has apprenticed with Doug Elkins.

Having a passion for dance education, Robert Mark Burke has been a guest artist at Rutgers University and Rider University.  He has been a guest lecturer at Montclair State University and has been commissioned to create work for high schools throughout the tri-state area.

As a choreographer, Burke has shown his work throughout the United States including the wild project, Dixon Place, Paramount Theater (Boston), Hofstra University, Rutgers University, Rider University, Dance New Amsterdam, Jersey City Theater Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Dance on the Lawn Emerging Choreographer Grant under the direction of Charmaine Warren, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Jersey (New) Moves Fellowship in both 2015 and 2017,  The 2016 CoLab Arts Space Grant, and The 2017 Eryc Taylor Emerging Choreography Grant. In 2015, Robert launched Robert Mark Dance as a way to create invigorating new works that push, reflect upon and unveil the human experience through the use of performance and education.

Jay Van Dyke