Turns & Turn Combos DVD with Michèle Assaf
Join internationally renowned director, choreographer and master teacher Michèle Assaf as she presents an extensive look into the fundamental techniques of “Turns.” This essential “dictionary” is perfect for dance students, Beginner through Advanced. Dance teachers will find this guide a must, as Michèle’s unique skills put individual turns together into beautiful, thoughtful combinations emphasizing direction changes as well as a wide variety of preparations and transitions in and out of the turns. The turns can be used for technique classes as well as in choreography. Each turn is broken down into three levels, from its basic state to its progression for the more advanced student. Hearing Michèle offer corrections to her diverse group of dancers as well as watching some movement analyzed in slow motion increases the enormous benefits offered in this 60-minute video.
Michèle Assaf has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional and International Theater projects. Michèle directed and choreographed The Mariah Carey Charmbracelet World Tour, Mick Jagger Solo Tour, Michael Bolton 2002-6 Tour, Matchbox Twenty, the internationally acclaimed multimedia operas for The Houston Grand Opera; Carmen, Pagliacci and Madame Butterfly, and HGO’s 50th Anniversary Gala as well as Opera Pacific’s Aida, Samson and Delilah, Candide,Opera Odyssey 2001. Other theatrical Projects include: Starmites (Tony Nomination), Bring In The Morning, Scenes From an Execution, Nine Armenians, It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Superman, Sweet Charity, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mata Hari, Bring In The Morning, Can Can, Jeanne La Pucelle, Strides, Topper and Annie. She directed the Broadway bound musical, The Alchemist. She is the founder of World Dance Movement – The International Workshop and Competition www.worlddancemovement.com. Her teaching background is extensive, as she has trained dancers/teachers and renowned choreographers from NYC to LA and internationally for the past 30 years.