This class is an exploration based experience, where we will merge our passion for movement and our engagement with faith and spirituality. This class is an inclusive space for all faith traditions, beliefs, and backgrounds, as we are not bound by religion nor seek to convert anyone to a specific religious system. This is an open space to investigate how our spiritual being can integrate with our physical being to help inform our craft as movers and artists. We will seek to reimagine the full embodiment of movement through codified technique, improvisation, phrase work, and meditation/mindfulness practices, as a means to create inclusive communities and encounter a divine presence. We will reclaim our faith traditions and develop healthy spiritual practice, and we will work to restore our relationships to our bodies, minds, and souls, as we come out of places of shame and enter places of acceptance and wholeness. In addition to moving our bodies, we will also engage in the practice of discussion. Sharing verbally is not required, but you are invited to open yourself to the various possibilities that exist within vulnerability and connecting with others. All levels of movement experiences welcome.
Based in classical jazz technique such as Giordano, Luigi and Fosse; students will learn how to develop strong lines, dynamic movement and syncopated footwork. This class will start with strengthening warmups incorporating balance and stretching followed by intricate across the follows which challenge shift of weight, rhythmic quality and knowledge of muscular engagement in plié, relevé and jumping. The class will finish with phrase that works with prior techniques and performance.
A choreography program offered to the public, providing education and tangible experience within composition, choreography, creative process, and creative directing. Anyone 14 & up is eligible to apply and to stay tuned for more info on how to apply, deadlines, etc.
After 19 years, Stacie Flood-Popp moved on from teaching at Nashville School of the Arts. However during that she developed an intense choreography program that is unparalleled to any other high school choreography Program. With over 150 students going through the program, and the majority going on to work in the industry, Stacie along with choreography alumni and colleague Abra Myles are now taking the choreography program public.
The program is divided into 3 courses:
Composition and Choreography: Over 5 months, a cohort of 10 will learn the basic tools to understand how to create choreography and start finding their own movement signature.
Creative Process: A 5 month continuation of composition and choreography where the cohort puts all the tools into practice. The cohort is mentored, guided and challenged by the faculty during in studio rehearsals and group discussion. The course ends with a showcase of works created by the cohort.
Artistic Director Apprenticeship: A full year apprenticeship where 2-4 students from the previous courses are selected to create an evening length show presenting original works. Mentored under faculty and professionals in the industry these artists can choose between a concert track or commercial track
Application due July 1st
Email Resume and letters of recommendation or for more information email floodpopp@gmail
Students will be invited to audition based on application
SPECIAL Inaugural cohort tuition $100/month
4th Story Theater - West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
About this Event
Breathing is a phenomenon, a life source that connects us. Our breath is tied to emotion, physical exertion, and our experience as a human. All contemporary dance works in this show are informed by breath.
"This show is conceived out of the realization that most people I've come in contact with are experiencing, or have experienced some type of anxiety.
I want to create a holding space for breath in the midst of the chaos. A space to connect and feel understood in a conversation with the dancers. A calm in the storm."
- Laura Valentine | Founder of Numinous Flux
Join us at Fourth Story Theater in Nashville this July. Early Bird tickets go on sale May 29th. Limited amount, so grab them while you can!
Regular ticket sales begin June 12th.
Open Auditions for the Fall 2019 season of Found Youth Movement Ensemble will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 12pm-6pm at Nashville School of the Arts.
Please complete the linked form to guarantee your spot on June 15th audition day. Once you have completed the form, You will receive an email with more detailed information about the June 15th open audition.
**You must be ages 14-19 to apply (the youngest should be entering into high school, & oldest beginning their freshman year of college).
About Found Youth Movement Ensemble:
Found Youth Movement Ensemble is a pre-professional youth company rooted in Nashville, TN. Under direction of Stacie M. Flood-Popp and Claire Roberts, this company gives the youth permission to communicate their personal thoughts and awareness with society through movement. Found Youth brings our younger community of movers together to explore artistry and quality movement through awareness and intention. The company was Founded by Stacie Flood-Popp, Artistic Director of Found Movement Group--a Nashville based professional dance company establishing an open community through dance and movement that maintains responsibility to social consciousness.
Mission: Found Youth is a non-for-profit company based in Nashville, TN that empowers future professional artists by giving them opportunities to find and express universal thoughts, in an effort to bring the community together to inspire change.
Vision: Creating artistic leaders of tomorrow, rooted in the vision of a just world.
’the way i see it' is Cailin Manning's premiere evening length work with Found Movement Group. Playing with perspective & how the building of our own realities can hinder our understanding of other realities. Why we are lead to believe what we believe, how we interact and communicate with each other, & how we as a community can bridge the divides by looking through a different lens.
"Liberation NOW" Gala: A Night Celebrating Human Trafficking Survivors & Their Stories of Freedom
Free for Life International is excited to join forces with Indie Connect, Phenix Red, and Found Movement Group to host a one-of-a-kind evening highlighting art, community and purpose. Join us and experience human trafficking, through the lens of art.
Each ticket purchase includes:
-Custom wine pairing for each course
Chela -- an empowered and driven survivor of human trafficking in the United States and latest recipient of Free for Life's scholarship program.
FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY:
Found Movement Group
Tickets Available Here
Bookings Dance Festival is held by APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals) in pursuit of helping performing artists from around the globe book work outside their immediate communities.
Found is super excited to have been accepted to perform and will be flying nine dancers (and a whole lot of furry coats) up to New York as we perform an extended excerpt from our past season show ‘For Them, 4 us, four me’s, for u.’
To learn more about Bookings click HERE
Found Movement Group will be attending Big River Dance Festival in West Virginia. We will be taking an excerpt from Stacie Flood-Popp's 2018 show 'For them, 4 us, four me's...for u' as well as a new piece by Cailin Manning.
Stacie & Cailin will also be teaching a master class while there & connecting with colleagues from across the country.
We need your help to travel. PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A SPONSOR! Donate Here
While we are out of town, we will be holding a 3 part Community Workshop on Sunday the 16th! Come move and groove with some of our newest company members- take three classes at minimum $5+ donation per class.
10-11:30 Class A with Meghan McKinley- Assistant professor of Dance at Western Kentucky University & new Found company member
11:30-1 Class B with Ginny Whaley- New Found company member. Ginny graduated with a major in Anthropology & a minor in Dance from MTSU
1-2:30 Class C with TBD
Come into the Vault. Join us as we launch our 2018/2019 Season with music, dance, silent auction, small bites and libation.
Come dressed in your favorite all black or all white attire - or mix them if you please! Feeling fancy? Dress it up or down as much as you want!
Tickets are $15 presale & $20 at the door.
SPECIAL LOCAL MUSICAL GUESTS!
PHENIX RED MUSIC & STEPHIE. G