Gregory Catellier

Bio

Gregory Catellier choreographer, dancer, and teacher earned his Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Arizona State University. In 2001, he completed his Masters of Fine Arts in dance from The Ohio State University. Catellier has been manufacturing eclectic dances for Atlanta’s discerning local community since 2002. Catellier Dance Projects, founded in 2010, creates intimate dance multi-media dance performances. He has been commissioned by Atlanta’s Dance Truck, Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Agnes Scott College, University of Alabama and OFF the EDGE. His award winning dance for camera collaborations with dance/media artist Jeff Curtis, have been selected for festivals in the US and internationally.  As a Senior Lecturer at Emory University, he teaches modern dance technique, fitness for dancers, principles of design, movement improvisation and is the resident lighting designer.

Class Description

Improvisation

Movement partners the imagination when you investigate your body’s potential to move without preconception. We will fuse creation with execution, fostering inner listening and kinesthetic awareness. Each class will address a theme to explore and develop through a variety of improvisational structures. We will explore the range of our individual movement potential and the ability of the group to create choreography in the moment.

Class taught in collaboration with Kristin O'Neal

Modern Repertory

Kristin O’Neal and Greg Catellier believe in the power of collaboration when creating new choreography. Phrase work for the piece will come from low flying momentum based upside down and backwards style that O’Neal and Catellier utilize. The movers in the studio will develop the concepts and context for the work. This “once and done” choreography will be unique because of the individual personalities and values of everyone in the room. Let’s soak in and share the wonderfulness of creating work together while uncovering and ripening our unique, individual voice inside a piece of modern choreography.

 

Contact Improvisation

An improvisational duet form of dance that explores partnering on many levels including weight-sharing, counter balancing, momentum and stillness.  In this class, Kristin O’Neal and Greg Catellier will guide the group through sensations of arriving into our bodies: warming up through a cued series of stretching and strengthening that should invite clarity and awareness while opening the possibilities of support and being supported by a partner.  In and out of duet form, we will experience moving through space from our most calm place to our most playful.  All levels of movement experience from none to some can come experience the joy of improvising through contact!