Whether we are aware or not, we form temporary communities all the time, when we are eating, shopping, waiting somewhere or walking on city street. Rachel Repinz has been focusing on the idea of temporary communities in her work, developing improvisation and performance structures with the help of easily available technology. In this workshop she shares this process that has been successful with teens to adults, in informal and professional settings, to mine this communal wellspring. 

Rachel DeForrest Repinz is a New York-based dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and creative director. Rachel received a BA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo State College, and is an MFA candidate in Temple University. Rachel has presented her work nationally and internationally, at venues including the Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance conference at UWI Barbados, National Dance Education Organization, Dance and the Child International, the Institute of Dance Artistry and more. In the past year, Rachel has been honored to perform in works by Dr. S. Ama Wray using Embodiology techniques, Awilda Sterling-Duprey, and as a principal dancer for Enya Kalia Creations. Rachel has created works for the UN’s World Water Day, Utah All State Dance Ensemble, the Buffalo State Dance Theatre Company, and more. Rachel’s newest work All You Can Eat! is set to premiere in Philadelphia in Fall 2020.

To keep up to date with Rachel and view an archive of her past works, visit her at @RachelandDancers on Instagram

Location: Cardell Dance Studio1713 Melon Street

Philadelphia, PA

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