Collin Ranf ordinary mystic

Collin ranf

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NYC based dance artist
2018/2019 Fresh Tracks Artist
Yoga and Pilates Teacher

Fresh Tracks Auditioned Works
December 7 & 8

About

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Collin Ranf is a 6th generation Montanan, Brooklyn-based dance artist, 500 hour registered yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, and home-cook (@bobbys_cooking_adventures). At 13 he dropped out of middle school to become a ballerina, later going on to study at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. After attaining a B.F.A. from The University of Montana, he moved to NYC to pursue dancing professionally. Short after, he began working with B.S. Movement and Raja Feather Kelly’s company the feath3r theory (current performer). Collin’s work intends to re-contextualize ceremony and performance and derail expectations of what spirituality can mean; what performance can be; and what it means to me to live authentically and messily. Collin was a 2017/2018 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Upstart artist and currently serves as the Development Associate at Youth America Grand Prix.

DancE

Using storytelling, movement, and performed rituals, my work engages in dialogue about the cultural appropriation and commodification found in popular new age spiritual practices. I intersect dance, theater, and spirituality as a way to re-contextualize ceremony and performance, blurring the line between the two. Practices of channeling (the practice of entering a trance-like state to serve as a medium for spirits), meditation, and classical dance training intermingle with my ideas on gender and race, questions on how to live authentically, and stories about my experience as a queer person and artist. I task myself with creating a charged space where the potential for change is greater as a way to elicit vivid sensations and ignite curiosity. My work intends to reclaim a capacity to express the social, political, and cultural framework of the American experience authentically and messily.

Ongoing Solo Series

he screamed so loud and spit all over (2017)
ah, ah then he poured the beer all over (2018)
he jumped all around (2019)
he ripped his shirt off completely (sometime in the future)
we all ran around the backyard (sometime in the future)

Fitness

 I am  a certified 500 RYT yoga teacher, pilates instructor, and fitness trainer with extensive experience working in a rehabilitative setting. My holistic approach to fitness gives me freedom to integrate fitness modalities for unique, individual-specific workouts and routines. I offer practical healing and fitness techniques as remedial solutions to modern day ailments and wear and tear. I currently teach for the YMCA and offer private Pilates and Yoga instruction.
Elevate posture
Deepen awareness
Reinforce alignment
Uplift Perspective
Fortify Core Strength
Cultivate Confidence

Please contact me for rates and more information.

Contact 

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collin.ranf@gmail.com
440 Prospect Ave 2F
Brooklyn, NY 11215