MIAMI DADE COLLEGE DANCE PROGRAM & JUBILATION DANCE ENSEMBLE. presents Miami Dade College A.I.R. Dance Conference 2017
Miami Dade College
Kendall Dance Program
& Jubilation Dance Ensemble
present - Artistry In Rhythm (A.I.R.) Dance Conference 2017
Artistry in Rhythm (A.I.R.) Dance Conference is a wonderful opportunity to experience dance and learn from various instructors, choreographers, scholars, and dancers. The Conference will host a wide variety of master dance classes in contemporary ballet & modern dance, Hip-hop, African Diaspora dance movement forms, Somatic movement forms, dance lectures, demonstrations and performances.
April 20, 21, & 22, 2017
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus
11011 SW 104 Street
Miami, FL 33176-3393
Miami Dade College Students: $25.00
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A.I.R. DANCE CONFERENCE 2017
FEATURING GUESTS ARTISTS & CHOREOGRAPHERS
A.I.R. Dance 2017 Honoree:
Mr. Louinès Louinis. A dancer, choreographer, musician, folklorist, and founder and artistic director of The Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater. His fast-paced and rigorous class offers an opportunity for participants to study Haitian folkloric dance styles and explore the use of space, rhythm, movement and individual expressions.
Loren Davidson is a Performer, Scholar, Choreographer, Educator, Faculty at MDC Kendall. Her contemporary class supports the unique and nuanced qualities that are individual to each dancer using traditional modern dance concepts from Graham, Limon, and Taylor. Her conditioning class provides dancers with knowledge about how to maintain a healthy and active physical body.
Jorge Luis Morejón is a Dance Educator, Dance Scholar, Movement Therapist, Performer, Choreographer, and Faculty at MDC Kendall. In his class, you will be able to Formulate a rationale for the application of dance/movement therapy, DMT, to healthcare, facilitates a clearer understanding of its aesthetic, physiological, and psychological impact on individual and group therapies.
Bianca Robinson is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor. Her Street-Funk style class will get you moving in no time! This high energy class incorporates grooves, hits, lines and textures.
Brittany Williams is an international artist, choreographer, scholar, performer, and social activist. Her work specifically focuses African-derived movement, spirituality, and sustainability practices in relationship to Black Americas & Caribbean Maroonage and fugitivity. Brittany Williams will use her choreographic process to directly address the lack of diversity within the Arts field in Miami Florida.
Marisol Blanco, originally from Guanabacoa, Cuba, is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, percussion specialist/vocalist, and the owner and director of Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance Project. Marisol emphasizes the connection between steps, history, song, percussion, body expression, philosophy, psychology, and technical knowledge in her classes.
A'keitha Carey, originally from the Bahamas, is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, faculty at MDC Kendall, and the creator of Carib-Funk Technique: A fusion of Afro-Caribbean, ballet, modern, and fitness principles and rooted in Africanist and Euro-American aesthetics.
Augusto Soledade, native of Bahia, Brazil, is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, professor, journalist, and the Founder and Artistic Director and resident choreographer for Augusto Soledade Brazzdance in Miami. Soledade's class will explore movement through traditional, folk, and contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance forms.
Andrea Jonusas. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, this dancer, choreographer, and teacher will instruct intermediate to advanced ballet technique emphasizing on the development of artistry, body placement, strength, memorization, and musicality.
Tara Chadwick is an emerging leader in the preservation and practice of indigenous lifestyle. Tara is an anthropologist, writer, educator, administrator and mentor with 30 years of demonstrated success bridging community and culture. Her classes will orient participants to the history and purpose of practicing indigenous American dance traditions and to engage in the timeless meditation of America’s ancestor warriors.
Andrea E. Woods Valdés is an international dancer, choreographer, professor, and writer. Woods uses dance as contemporary folklore with a creative process strongly linked to identity and representation. Her areas of interest include women in the arts, Afro-Cuban dance/music, African Diaspora history/culture and Dance for the Camera.
Monique Newton is a dancer, choreographer and teacher.She is a certified Master Teacher of Umfundalai Contemporary African dance technique and Director of Administration for the Organization of Umfundalai Teachers.Monique uses her knowledge of Umfundalai and African Diasporan dances to choreograph for amateur and professional artists and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Joan Francisco Valdés Santos is equally an artist and a scholar. While his formal education is in sports/recreation, science and psychology, he is also a prolific writer, composer and journalist with a wide range of knowledge and experience in Cuban music, art, literature, and culture. In his class, you can learn how the intellect, motor skills and learned physicality of the dancing body relates to and is reflected in martial arts and self-defense.
Denzel Williams is a dancer, choreographer, instructor, and scholar. He will teach Afro Social: A style that fuses Traditional West African rhythms and movements with social dances that range from the United States all the way to Israel to bring a sense of community, and to bring an awareness to the mover that their individuality and movement quality is of high caliber and importance.
Barny A. Espinal is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, and rehearsal Director for Olujimi Dance Theater. Her choreographic project allows for women to be at the forefront of conversation. “ROAR” also explores woman’s journey to self-acceptance. This work begins the conversation on the struggle of and what it means to be woman.
Dance Differently, March 2017
March 13th - 3- 6:00
March 14th - 3- 6:00
March 15th - 10-1:00
115 Wooster, #2F
3-Day Session - $100
Single Class - $35
The Skeleton Architecture: we (been) hereThe Skeleton Architecture is a vessel of Black womyn and gender nonconforming artists rooted in the rigor and power of the collective in practice. we (been) here is a communing of members of The Skeleton Architecture to explore embodied archive, communal selfhood, and the divine everyday through both private and public practices.
Collective Workshop Offerings for Black Artists -
Saturday, February 11 / 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gibney Dance 280 Broadway / Free Event
The Skeleton Architecture offers a series of free workshops as a safer space for Black bodies to collect and center in particular solidarity:
Public Forum - Sunday, February 12 / 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Gibney Dance 280 Broadway / FreeThe we (been) here Public Forum will discuss lineage, Black magic(k) and why collectivism matters now. Moderated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa with panelists Charmaine Warren, Paloma McGregor, and Ni’Ja Whitson.
Workshops this summer include:
Ruth Grauert & Veronique MacKenzie - Shape/Space and Time/Motion
Peter Kyle & Scott Giguere - Slow Tempo
Robin Gilmore - Mapping the Human Terrain
K.J. Holmes - Combining Disciplines for Creative Performance
Claire Porter - Writing and Moving, a Creativity Retreat
Sara Pearson & Patrik Widrig - In the Body, On the Land: Improvisation and Choreography
Susan Rethorst - A Choreographic Mind
Jonathan Trejo - Living the Culture of Mexico through the Dance
This summer’s Institute will examine Internalized Racial Oppression as it manifests both for People of Color and White people and how these manifestations show up in our organizing, creations and collaborations.
Workshops will take place at the NYU Tisch Scool of the Arts.
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a faculty member at Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."