January 14 – January 16, 2017 @ Barnard College, NYC
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
This weekend Winter Intensive will offer intermediate/advanced dancers the opportunity to explore and connect with various dances of the African Diaspora, tools for creating socially conscious choreography, and experiential insight as to ways in which Dances of the African Diaspora can be incorporated in Dance Theater.
2017 Guest Artists: Urban Bush Women, Arcell Cabuag/EVIDENCE A Dance Company, Legacy Women & Adia Whitaker
3 days of rotating Master Technique Classes in: Contemporary, Afro-House, Samba, Cuban Contemporary Dance, Bomba, Afro-Haitian and Danza Azteca. Workshops led by Guest Artists + MOPDC company members. Plus 10hours of Socially Conscious Choreography Lab/MOPDC Company Rep + a Studio Showing.
Founded in 2005 by Joya Powell, Movement of the People Dance Company is dedicated to unearthing historic and present sociocultural issues and addressing them through the healing elements of dance. Primarily a Dance Theater company, their choreography blends dynamic Contemporary Dance with traditional world folk dances, and develops a sensitive balance of pedestrian gestural phrases with grounded visceral movements that use breath and musicality at its core. MOPDC has performed nationally and internationally including: BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House, Lincoln Center Meet the Artist Saturdays, The Bronx Museum of Art, FLICfest, The Performance Project @ University Settlement (AIR2013), Amnesty International's Human Rights Art Festival (Maryland), SummerStage, York University (Toronto, ON), Casita Maria (AIR2015), Riverside Theatre, The Southern Vermont Dance Festival, BAAD!, and Dance on the Greenway (commission). MOPDC is dedicated to connecting cultures through dance, composing socially conscious choreography, and community engagement.
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