MARAMEO MEMBERS SPECIAL December
With Shannon Maynor
11.12. + 15.12.2023, 15:30–16:15
Free for marameo members
Non-members 9€/ class
4Pointe is a somatic method developed by Lynne Charles after years of research to go alongside a dancer’s training and pointe classes. Lynne’s experience and knowledge as dancer and teacher spans decades and continents, and she has used of all of this to create 4Pointe.
4Pointe is an amazing methodology for pointe work that builds strength, articulation, speed, stability, and a stronger connection between the dancer and the floor. All of this being done with a healthy and mindful approach. This is a Level 1 class, so it is geared to recreational dancers wanting to build a strong foundation, professional dancers coming back from injury/pregnancy/etc or dancers that are a bit rusty and wanting to get comfortable in pointe shoes again. Previous knowledge of ballet and basic knowledge of pointe work is required. A typical class is 45-60 mins because it is quite intense with focus on the intrinsic muscles and details in the execution. All the work at this level would be done at the barre, sometimes incorporating props to access the proper muscles.
I am excited to be a part of the 4Pointe team where the ultimate goal is to help dancers find confidence and enjoy dancing on pointe!
About Shannon Maynor
Shannon Maynor, originally from California, has been a Berlin based artist since 2019. Prior to moving to Germany, she trained and performed with San Francisco Ballet before joining Oregon Ballet Theatre and then freelanced in New York, working with a variety of companies and choreographers. In addition to performing, Shannon has taught all over the world including the USA, Tokyo, and Milan. She has choreographed original works for CelloPointe and for Pacific Festival Ballet’s Kaleidoscope program in Southern California and has completed a residency at Compagnie Marie-Chouinard in Montreal. Her most recent projects were at St. Matthaüs Kirche, The Volksbühne Rote Salon, and as a performer at the La Becque Residency in Switzerland and at Festspielhaus Hellerau. In Berlin, Shannon is currently working with Images Neue Choreografien as a dancer and choreographer and collaborating on a series of dance films with composer Alessandro Paganelli.