Premiered January 2002

About Class:

Constructed by former Phoenix Dance Theatre Artistic Director Darshan Singh Bhuller, Class is a choreographed demonstration of the Graham technique. Used in company class daily with Phoenix Dance Theatre’s dancers, Martha Graham originally created the technique to advance her dancers and their ability to “tell stories”, allowing them to extend the vocabulary of movement used within her work. Beginning calm and precise and ending energetic and upbeat, Class is a rarely seen insight into what it takes to be a dancer with Phoenix Dance Theatre, all set to a pulsating contemporary score by Dharambir Singh.

Phoenix Dance Theatre revived Class for performances in 2009.