Erick Hawkins Dance Company

Upcoming & Recent Events:

 
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May 12, 2017

 

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lecture & Performance
8 Clear Places

 

April 28-29 

Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre  
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Performance of ellipsis

April 20

Spliced
New York, New York
Pop Up Show of Erin Parsch Photography
Erick Hawkins Dance Company performance

April 11

 

Library of Congress           
Discovering Creative Connections:
Choreographer Erick Hawkins and Composer Lucia Dlugoszewski                              
Lecture Libby Smigel and Kate Doyle

April 8-9 

Dancer's Edge
Winter Park, Florida
Hawkins Workshop

April 7-9

Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema
Tahoe City, California
The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
Perform final section of Hawkins' Heyoka

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March 23-25
 

The Long Center for the Performing Arts
Austin, Texas
Dancestry  beckoning
8 Clear Places excerpts pine tree and they snowing
Reconstructed
ellipsis 
Premiere

February

Joan Palladino School of Dance at Dean College
Franklin, Massachusetts
Hawkins Technique added to dance curriculum
Taught by Kristina Berger

January 9-13 

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective
Tahoe City, California
Master Classes
Setting of Repertory

2017

Best Wishes

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September 8-10

Engagement: Symposium of Philosophy and Dance
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Performance of Cantilever and Early Floating  

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August 21-31

FINI Dance Festival
New York, New York
Hawkins Master Classes

July 10-28

The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival
Tahoe City, California
Hawkins Master Classes

December 10

Dominique Levy Gallery
New York, New York
Erick Hawkins Dance Company performance of Motherwell Amour

April 21-24 

Tecniche Di Danza Moderna
Rome, Italy   
Hawkins Master Classes taught by Kristina Berger  

"the body is a clear place"

— Erick Hawkins

History:

The Erick Hawkins Dance Company, founded in 1951, has been touring the world since the 1960’s. With unwavering integrity and uncompromising working methods, Hawkins choreography is based on a collaboration of music, art, and dance. His dances are performed to live music often composed especially for each dance along with commissioned sets by artists and sculptors. Known for a fluid, effortless style of movement, each dance is energetic yet poetic, serene yet harmonious. The Company continues today to develop dances based on Hawkins pioneering movement theory. 
 

'virtuosity without effort'

Hawkins technique emerged from an intense examination of the principles of dance. Insights into Zen philosophy and the essence of Haiku poetry caused Hawkins to begin to experiment with the principle of immediacy in dance. Influenced by Eastern philosophical ideas and kinesiology, Hawkins new beliefs about movement, nature, and man guided his search for new ways to train the body. Synthesizing the Eastern thought of a potentially harmonious relationship of man to nature and the value of Western scientific thought in relation to art, Hawkins felt that the quality of dance must be effortless in order to achieve a oneness of body and soul. 
 
Erick Hawkins understood beauty. It is the concept that underlies his technique and choreography described by Charles Reinhart at the 1988 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement as “virtuosity without effort.”

 

 

 

 
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 Nowness:

Erick Hawkins Dance continues to inspire new generations of dancers. Erick Hawkins Dance welcomes your support! The Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization registered in the State of New York. Repertory may be licensed for study and performance. Master classes, workshops, and intensives are offered throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss your needs and interests.