March 6, 2018 Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Social Dance Workshop

Please join TU Dance Center students as they host a movement workshop rooted in the African-American vernacular, with Timothy Edwards and Maleek Washington, members of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, who celebrate the power of African-American social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history. Tim and Maleek will use their individual talents and experiences as CABD members to help attendees investigate the ways communities used movement as a form of social expression, activism and fun! It is Camille’s hope that the spirit of expression through movement is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their identity and to share their personal expression with the community of participants. Tim and Maleek are featured in ink’s male duet section, “Turf.”

It is requested that participants prepare for the class by reviewing the linked materials below on “Turf” which include  a recent New York Times article about the work, a New York Times Instagram post about Tim and Maleek’s role in turf, a description of ink, and an essay Camille wrote about the entire identity trilogy.

March 21, 6:00-7:30pm

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This class is part of Ordway’s Taking Our Place Centerstage (TOPC) initiative, collaboration with Robin Hickman, the CEO and Executive Producer of SoulTouch Productions. Through TOPC the Ordway deepens relationships while exploring the rich artistic traditions of diverse communities in our region.

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