The Naname Stylings of Kris Bergstrom

The Naname Stylings of Kris Bergstrom

Sat, 2018-02-17 18:00 to 21:00
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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland College Park
8270 Alumni Dr
College Park, MD 20742


Bergstrom spent two and a half years in his basement studio developing the exciting movements of "Jack Bazaar" and his original take on slant form.  Learn the guiding principals of this choreography, the advanced rhythm techniques he's developed, and some of Kris' newest work.  Of interest to taiko teachers, Kris will use the "scaffolding" technique to quickly teach rhythm and movement to students of varying experience levels.


Set List: 

- introductions: name, 2018 so far
- initial questions: a like and a wish for naname

repertoire learning
- newest stuff: Ardor from Handtagonism
- link to Kris' naname choreo backing music

individual feedback, questions
- glancing strikes to preserve movement paths
- importance of strikes

- starting point, 3 "ka" and a "don", ending point
- "relevance spectrum" for controlling level of drumming <-> dancing 


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