MOPDC's Winter Intensive: Dance, Choreograph, Envision
January 14 – January 16, 2017 → NYC
Dates & Times:
Saturday Jan. 14th: 9:30am-6:00pm
Sunday Jan. 15th: 10am-6:30pm
Monday Jan. 16th: 10am-8:30pm**Informal studio showing 7-8:30pm
Barnard College Dance Department117th Street and Broadway NYC
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.
Master Classes - 3 days of rotating Master Technique Classes in: Contemporary, Samba, Afro-House, Contemporary Afro-Cuban, Bomba, and Danza Azteca. Workshops led by Special Guest Artists: Urban Bush Women, Arcell Cabuag/EVIDENCE A Dance Company, Legacy Women, Adia Whitaker 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. Click HERE for bios and class descriptions.
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. 16th @ 7pm.
MOPDC's Winter Intensive is for dancers and choreographers who
are interested in embodying various dances of the African Diaspora as
well as envisioning and creating evocative Dance Theater choreography
that addresses sociocultural issues as a means to educate, inform and
Cost & Registration:
8 technique classes, choreography lab/repertory
**All payments & deposits are non-refundable
***Please note, all transportation, accommodations, and meals are the responsibility of each participant***
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Studio space graciously donated by The Barnard Dance Department