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Dunham Technique Workshop and Lecture
September 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$15
Join us this Friday September 28th, 6:30-8:30pm at Basin Arts for a truly unique dance event….A Dunham Technique Workshop and Lecture with Saroya Corbett, a Certified Dunham Technique instructor visiting from UCLA where she is currently a Ph.D Candidate studying black social dance trends.
Class fee: $15/person
Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/dunhamworkshop
Cash, Checks and Credit Cards accepted at the door also.
The evening will include both a movement experience as well as a lecture component. Anyone interested in dance, dance history, or history in general, this event is for you. Active observers are welcome! The class is open to students age 12+
About Katherine Dunham:
Dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and social activist Katherine Dunham was instrumental in changing the status of the black dancer in America from entertainer to artist. Her dances incorporated elements from traditional Caribbean and African dance styles into ballet, modern dance, jazz, and theater. What Dunham gave modern dance was a coherent lexicon of African and Caribbean styles of movement—a flexible torso and spine, articulated pelvis and isolation of the limbs, a polyrhythmic strategy of moving—which she integrated with techniques of ballet and modern dance.
About Saroya Corbett:
Saroya Corbett is a certified Dunham Technique instructor and has a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Dance from Temple University. Her dance ability can be attributed to being well trained under professionals like Katherine Dunham, Vanoye Aikens, Glory Van Scott, Tommy Gomez, and Ruby Streate. Throughout Saroya’s performing career, she has performed in New York, Las Vegas, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Indiana and in France. In 2014, Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches was released by the University Press of Florida which included Saroya as a chapter author. She serves as the chair of the academic committee for the Institute for Dunham Technique Certification and on advisory board for the Coalition Diasporan Scholars Moving (CDSM).