Marina Magalhães offers a contemporary dance practice rooted in principles of the Afro-Latin Diaspora. 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? 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. Class will begin in collective warm-up, move through improv exercises and skill-building phrases, and end in a choreography phrase. Come ready to sweat and play.
Contemporary Modern Dance Collective offers weekly dance classes for only $5 every with a rotating schedule of teachers from the local contemporary modern dance community.
Come join our cooperative every Wed night as a teacher, student or both! More info at https://www.facebook.com/CMDCLA/