This edition, we’ll kick off the day with a two hour masterclass from Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director of Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company alongside company members Rena Butler, Cain Coleman Jr, Jenna Riegel, and Antonio Brown, followed by classes from Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Stacey Printz, and Jocquese. This is not one to be missed!
10 AM: Making and Doing, Janet Wong with Rena Butler, Cain Coleman Jr and Jenna Riegel of Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company
We would like to make a spontaneous, site specific work with the participants using movement and choreographic elements that are learned or generated during the course of the class. We will begin with a simple warm-up to prepare the body and mind and then take it from there. Everyone is welcome.
Live Accompaniment will be provided by company dancer and DJ, Antonio Brown.
12 PM: Can We Design Freedom? Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Can We Design Freedom? Bamuthi facilitates a writing and movement workshop that responds to this question in poem and urban planning ritual with a late 90's Brooklyn loft party soundtrack.
1 PM: Contemporary Jazz, Stacey Printz
Printz’s contemporary-jazz technique mixes physically charged, fresh, contemporary dance with elements of jazz and hip-hop allowing students the opportunity to bridge the gap between dance genres. We will explore a blended style of dance focusing on musicality, syncopation, detailed gesture, floor work, and athleticism.
2 PM: Vogue and Tone, Jocquese
Vogue is characterized by model-like poses, inspired by Vogue Magazine, integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg and body movements. We will cover the six elements of Vogue-ing: hands, spins, catwalk, duck walk, dips and floor performance. Not only will you learn the history of Vogue, but you'll will receive an intense workout.