May 14, 2022
Women of Street Dance
Women of Street Dance will lead participants through an embodied exploration of the history and influence of Hip Hop and House dance culture from the perspective of women who were and still are instrumental in building the foundation of hip hop.
Participants will explore various hip-hop and house dance techniques and engage in a rigorous investigation of the influence of Street Dance culture. This course will include drills and combinations, which will invite dancers to discover their relationship to musicality, and articulation of the body. Improvisation is a critical component of this course and will empower participants to embody movement and feel comfortable improvising. Using film and text, this course will create a framework from which to understand and participate in the global culture of Street Dance. Our guest artists are women currently in the field, making work, spreading their knowledge, and are considered ambassadors of the culture. They will share their lived experiences and empower participants to continue their research on Street Dance.