Pieter Performance Space
Tuesday May 2, 9, 16 -- 10:30am-12:30pm
Regular Price: $15/class OR $40/3 classes
Diaspora is a beautiful word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, past and future. This dance class seeks to translate these ideas into the body -- how can we embody principles of Afro-Latin dance practices while exploring our own unique expression? How can we simultaneously embrace rigor and instinct, tradition and creativity, ancestry and individuality? Moving away from European-derived dance values (the linearity of classical ballet, the myth of the neutral body in post-modern dance), dancers are encouraged to cultivate an intimate relationship with the ground, a mobile spine and expressive pelvis, social improvisation, playful musicality and circularity in their bodies. Come ready to sweat and play.
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