Navarra Novy-Williams

Undergraduate Discipline

Dance

BFA, Julliard School. MA, The New School. Navarra Novy-Williams has danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, The Batsheva Ensemble, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Richard Seigal’s Ballet of Difference. She collaborated on original creations: Watch, with The Arias Company; Clear&Sweet and Always Now, with zoe|juniper; and Orpheus Unsung, by Steven Mackey and directed by Mark DeChiazza. She recently performed in Romeo Castellucci’s Democracy in America. Novy-Williams dances with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and has worked with Manuel Vignoulle, the Francesca Harper Project, and Mary John Frank. She has presented her own work at the United Palace, the Danza Highbridge Festival, The Asbury Park Dance Festival, and STUFFED at Judson Church. She is currently working on a VR/360Video site-specific dance project called While You Wait... with video artist and composer Carlos Johns-Dávila. Novy-Williams teaches Gaga, ballet, and contemporary improvisation across the United States, including at the Juilliard School, NYU, SUNY Purchase, Movement Invention Project, MOVE(NYC), New Dialect, The Performing Arts Project, Dance Project of Washington Heights, and Dances For A Variable Population. SLC, 2020-

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023

Dance

Gaga

Component—Fall

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement; it also allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself/herself and others.

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