Warmup for the Week with Rokaya Mikhailenko

This FREE event is part of FRINGE-Coming, a month of programing presented by Fringe& to get the community ready and excited to Get Fringed!

Dance and moving creatively and freely is for every single body, without exception. This warm up is built with that objective. We will begin with breath work and let purposeful breathing drive gentle and natural movement that will then give structure and perimeters through a few select modern and improvisational fundamentals.

Please wear loose clothing and socks designated for class (they could get dirty so you may want another pair for after). Some individuals will benefit from having a sweater to begin, or something easily removed, to aid in building heat which can help ease movement.

Rokaya Mikhailenko has been part of the central florida dance community throughout the past 20 years. She has performed and choreographed for Voci Dance, Coby Project, and her own company AHHA Dance in both theatrical and site specific setting, live and in dance film offerings. Her training ranges from classical ballet and modern pedagogy to creative movement and contact/improvisation. Each study has its own value and has informed her personal style. She first performed in Fringe Festival with Voci Dance in 2007 under the direction of Genevieve Bernard and has enjoyed participating as a performer and patron of Fringe many times since. Kids Fringe and the opportunity to expose children to modern dance, creative dance, dance theory and history in a workshop format has been a special highlight. Currently her focus is on "somatic modern" and movement education. Everyone can learn to express themselves through dance if given a safe space to grow that expression.

This event lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Fringe& is a year-round program that provides experiential learning opportunities for artists, patrons, & the community, including workshops, mentorship, panels, summits, potlucks, play, networking and more!

Presented By:
The Orlando Fringe
Dates:
April 22, 2024
Price:
Free
Time:
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

This FREE event is part of FRINGE-Coming, a month of programing presented by Fringe& to get the community ready and excited to Get Fringed!

Dance and moving creatively and freely is for every single body, without exception. This warm up is built with that objective. We will begin with breath work and let purposeful breathing drive gentle and natural movement that will then give structure and perimeters through a few select modern and improvisational fundamentals.

Please wear loose clothing and socks designated for class (they could get dirty so you may want another pair for after). Some individuals will benefit from having a sweater to begin, or something easily removed, to aid in building heat which can help ease movement.

Rokaya Mikhailenko has been part of the central florida dance community throughout the past 20 years. She has performed and choreographed for Voci Dance, Coby Project, and her own company AHHA Dance in both theatrical and site specific setting, live and in dance film offerings. Her training ranges from classical ballet and modern pedagogy to creative movement and contact/improvisation. Each study has its own value and has informed her personal style. She first performed in Fringe Festival with Voci Dance in 2007 under the direction of Genevieve Bernard and has enjoyed participating as a performer and patron of Fringe many times since. Kids Fringe and the opportunity to expose children to modern dance, creative dance, dance theory and history in a workshop format has been a special highlight. Currently her focus is on "somatic modern" and movement education. Everyone can learn to express themselves through dance if given a safe space to grow that expression.

This event lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Fringe& is a year-round program that provides experiential learning opportunities for artists, patrons, & the community, including workshops, mentorship, panels, summits, potlucks, play, networking and more!