Debi Irons is a Maine native. Mother of two adult sons, who has been dancing her entire life. She has choreographed, performed, and/or taught on both coasts of the United States, in Brazil and Japan. Her VariantJazz method of dance education combines technique with self-expression and creativity. She works all over the state of Maine, including at Bates College, and has had a studio for 22 years in Norway, called ART MOVES, also home to outreach performing and teaching programs of the same name. Irons has danced for many jazz musicians and collaborated with many artists, most recently Back to Brasil with Daielma Santos. MID-LIFE RIOT with Santos and Sara Whale is a dream project. She is collaborating with composer Philip Jackson on ACORDA! (wake up!) which began at Bates College in 2011 and has taken them across the United States and into Brazil so far - in search of an ideal.
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Workshops with Debi Irons begin at $300 for a partial day to $2500 for a full week residency. Fees are negotiable and she will collaborate on grants.
Irons is available also to:
- direct shows
- choreograph part or all of a show
- teach - one time or ongoing classes in
- jazz, modern, ballet technique, world, street and theatre.
- perform - one or two dances within a show
- or an entire performance.
Irons is a catalyst who brings out the talent and creativity of those she works with.
In your school, as part of your PE, Art, Music or other school curriculum - Students will learn and employ the techniques and concepts of dance in a creative and interactive process. one school day - call for more info!
Held in the spacious Art Moves Dance Studio or your place - A full and fun day of techniques, tools, and ideas you can combine with your own to give immediately to your students. Only a sense of humor is required! 5 Hour Workshop - call for more info!