As part of the Program in Dance’s fall 2019 co-curricular dance offerings, K.J. Holmes leads a Contemporary Practices class on “contact improvisation.” The Contemporary Practices class series explores varied techniques and approaches to contemporary dance. With a curriculum of rotating guest teachers, the course challenges students to widen their understanding of contemporary dance through physical exploration.

The Program in Dance offers weekly, drop-in co-curricular courses where members of the University community can train with professionals. Classes are FREE and open to all Princeton University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. No prior dance or movement experience needed.

No advance registration required; participants will be asked to sign in and show Princeton University ID. Participants may leave class early if needed.

These classes are not open to the general public.



Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based dance artist/actor/singer/teacher, travels nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has collaborated extensively with Julie Carr, Simone Fort, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Image Lab, Steve Paxton; has performed in the work of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Xavier Le Roy, Lance Gries, Mark Dendy, Melinda Ring, Karinne Keithley Syers, among many others; was cast in Matthew Barney’s new film Redoubt; collaborates with drummer Jeremy Carlstedt in L.I.P. (Love Is Power, MLKjr.); teaches at NYU/ETW, The Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College and Movement Research; studied at the School for Body Mind Centering(r) 1995-1999 and since; is a graduate of the William Esper Studio (Meisner acting with master teacher Terry Knickerbocker) and a certified Yoga teacher through Satya Yoga (with Sondra Loring) and continues to study voice with Richard Armstrong; is currently becoming an Ayurvedic nutritional consultant and is devising a new piece titled 900 Bees Are Humming, a multi-disciplinary work exploring death, life and transformation.

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