Contemporary Partnering Workshop with Simon Thomas-Train
Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24
2:00 – 4:00 pm Daily
All Inclusive Fee: $80.00 (No Drop-In Class Registration Available)

In this workshop we will explore the practice of fully wielding and fully ceding our power as an individual, a partner and a performer. Athletic abandon is layered with subtlety and simplicity as we explore partnerships with the floor, the space, the other and the self. Through a mixture of set material, compositional exercises, specific skill building and scored improvisations, we get to revel in the simple objectivity of touch balanced by the subjectivity of being human performers.

In a time when human contact is too often associated with violence, we seek to reclaim touch and revel in a world of compassionate physicality and exploration.

Over four days together, we will explore the space and tension that builds between two or more moving, thinking bodies; as a conversation, as a rant, as a whisper and as a full-throated roar.

Photo courtesy of David Dorfman Dance.


  • Simon Thomas-Train

    Simon Thomas-Train began dancing at Middlebury College, transitioning from an extensive background in competitive cross country skiing to graduate with a BA in Dance in 2009.  He has had the pleasure of working with Tiffany Rhynard/Big Action Performance Ensemble, Satya Roosens, Attack Theatre, Megan Bascom and Dancers,  Alexandra Beller/Dances, Tiffany Mills and Company, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Red Dirt Dance, Vanessa Anspaugh, Pavel Zustiak|palissimo, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, David Dorfman Dance and most recently with the Bessie-winning Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, both by Third Rail Projects.  He is a co-founder of The Space We Make.