Monday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm
January 6-February 24
Price: $96 for full 8 class series
*This class will only run if it meets minimum enrollment. Once minimum enrollment is met, it will open for drop-in options, and regular class cards can be used to attend.
Drawing on traditional West African and modern-based Horton practices, dancers will activate muscle groups through codified exercises involving fast-and-slow-twitch muscle sequences present in both dynamic styles. Our focus will be incorporating grounded rhythmic syncopation along with lengthened suspensions through precision and strength. Layering sequences with body isolations, each weekly combination will foster full-bodied physicality and expression, which will explore the organic embodiment of converging dance forms.
About the instructor:
Jasmine Powell is a dance artist and educator from Hillsborough, NC who grew up in the Durham dance scene through Carolina Friends School and Collage Dance Company. She holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Hollins University in collaboration with the American Dance Festival and Frankfurt University for Music and Performing Arts in Germany. Currently, on the performing arts faculty at Cary Academy, she joyfully brings cultural history into the dance curriculum. Having worked with diasporic dance companies such as Philadanco!, The Philadelphia Dance Company, and notable choreographers including Dianne McIntyre, Milton Myers, and Ronald K. Brown, her mission investigates genre-crossing dance as an inquiry into how opposites can be embodied in each other. Jasmine currently performs locally with KT Collective Dance Company and COMPANY while engaging in her own choreographic journey with her latest NC premiere, Approximation of a Woman. Her choreography has traveled into performing arts theaters, site-specific work, film festivals, and music videos with conceptual storytelling as the foundation. Jasmine is thankful to learn and share the value in exploring the organic movement of the body’s personal story through teaching, workshops, and performances through choreographic avenues locally and internationally. www.jasminepowell.co/
About This Event
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
January 6 to February 24, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm