MOPDC's Winter Intensive: Dance, Choreograph, Envision
Barnard College, New York City
MOPDC's weekend Winter Intensive offers 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.
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Workshops - 3 days of rotating Technique Classes in: Contemporary, Dunham Technique, Samba de Roda, Soca, KongoBeat, Técnica Afro-Mexícana, Inter-Relationships/Contact Improv.
Workshops led by Special Guest Artists: Ni'Ja Whitson, Candace Thompson, Marcea Daiter, Eto'o Tsana (Cumbe Community Partner), along with MOPDC company members including Artistic Director, Bessie Award winning choreographer, Joya Powell! Each day will start with 2-3 technique classes for a total of 8 classes for the entire weekend.
Choreography lab - Creating Socially Conscious Dance Theater Choreography facilitated by MOPDC company members. Each day will conclude with 3 hours of collaborative group choreography making/solo work or a company repertory class, where participants will be lead through MOPDC's best practices in creating Socially Conscious Choreography.
Studio showing - The Intensive will culminate in a free informal studio showing of student work and excerpts of MOPDC company repertoire. Participants will get the chance to discuss their process and receive audience feedback. Monday, Jan. 15th @ 7pm.