teaches advanced workshops in music/dance for dancers,
teachers, choreographers and musicians. Beyond
Rhythm workshops are studio courses that explore
phrasing in movement and music. They explore the ways
that physical training, performance and theatricality
are affected by phrasing and rhythm. Participants vary
the timing of exercises and movement phrases, discovering
how this alters the use of muscles, space and intent.
Beyond Rhythm promotes an articulation
of time, which expands the possibilities for movement,
choreography and performance.
Danielson was a professional musician in Detroit when he began
dancing. He worked as a conductor, composer, instrumentalist
and singer with numerous ensembles, including percussionist
for the Utica Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the WSU Choirs,
and Music Director for Theater productions. He performed a
variety of musical styles (classical, jazz, pop, musical theater)
while earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Conducting.
In New York City, Alan Danielson has been an accompanist (piano,
percussion) in all the major dance studios, and has also trained
musicians to accompany dance. He has taught music to dancers
at Florida State University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts,
Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and in the Professional
Studies Program at the José Limón Institute.