GLOBAL CONNEXION: A VIRTUAL DANCE EXCHANGE
We are beyond thrilled to announce our inaugural and new initiative, GLOBAL CONNEXION: A Virtual Dance Exchange. Join us March 26-27, 2021, 8:30 AM-9:30 PM. The event features a series of Master Classes taught by B. MOORE DANCE, Dallas local artists and International-based artists from around the World.
In addition, we invite you to our collective sharing of choreographic works and processes, presented as a film by Global Connexion teaching artists.
B. MOORE DANCE is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
ALL CLASSES ARE VIA ZOOM
TIME ZONE: CST
PILATES 3/26Brittney Myers, B. MOORE DANCE (Company Member)
This Pilates class will focus on a variety of muscle groups, emphasizing the core with each exercise. The class will be taught using slow and controlled movements, working on strength, stability, posture, proper breath control, and flexibility.
REPERTORY 3/26Bridget L. Moore, B. MOORE DANCE, Artistic Director
In this Repertory class, participants will be able to work with Artistic Director, Bridget L. Moore to learn movement vocabulary from the company’s current repertoire. Moore’s choreographic works provide both cultural and kinesthetic experiences rooted in African-American and global dance aesthetics. Her work is physical and technically challenging, integrating historical and cultural perspectives through research and development.
IMPROVISATION 3/26Mason Manning (GERMANY)
Throughout my training and artistic practice, I have become aware of the tensions and stresses our bodies hold throughout the day. I begin each day by scanning my body mentally and beginning to re-sensitize my body to sensation and emotion. This is an improvisational exercise and can be done by everyone-not only dancers. This class will explore how we can use the power of imagery in our mind to reawaken our body to simple movements that take stress off of the body and get us more in touch with our full capabilities of movement as humans.
TAP 3/26DaJuan Johnson, B. MOORE DANCE (Company Member)
Join the groove to experience a cross style of hoofing and Hip-Hop. This TAP class is designed for Intermediate-Advanced levels. The class will focus on rhythm, and clarity of sound. Participants will work on exercises challenging speed, coordination and flexibility of the knee and ankles.
HOUSE DANCE 3/26Alan Melo, (BRAZIL)
NEW ORLEANS SECOND LINE 3/26Michelle N. Gibson, (NEW ORLEANS/DALLAS, TX)
Michelle N. Gibson’s ,“New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic”, involves both structured and improvised movement, brass music and the idea of communal ritual, which choreographically traces to Africa, through the Caribbean, into Congo Square. Gibson’s class is designed for participants to embody this research and will be taught in an informal setting and in procession. Th class is structured and at times spontaneous, exploring space, time, shape, sound, motion, and energy, including how to attract and hold the attention of the audience and community. Emphasis will be placed on dynamics, rhythm, sound sources for choreography and clarity of the movement.
CONDITIONING 3/27Tay Diggs, B. MOORE DANCE (Company Member)
Conditioning is a compressed, hybrid class, combining elements of Pilates, Yoga, and Strength-Training. This class uses the basic fundamentals of Ballet, while focusing on power building exercises that emphasize resistance and high reps. Through small range movements, this deep and intense conditioning works to sculpt, define, and lengthen out muscles. All exercises are centered toward at home training and no additional tools are necessary.
CONTEMPORARY BALLET 3/27Zou Long (CHINA/GERMANY)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM, CST (ZOOM)
This class includes a barre followed by center work with an adagio, pirouette combination and small jumps. The class starts slowly and builds up in speed with technical demands, focusing on strength and body alignment, as well as weight transfer, musicality, and how to maximize flexibility and rotation.
JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY 3/27Zach Law Ingram (MIAMI/DALLAS, TX)
This Jazz class will include a full warm-up, focusing on jazz isolations, core stability, support and expansion of movement. Combinations will be given to challenge participants technical ability, agility and quality of expression.
CARIBBEAN FOLK FUSION 3/27Jessica Shaw (JAMAICA)
Caribbean Folk Fusion is a dynamic exploration and sequencing of Jamaican Traditional dance and Afro-Caribbean dance vocabulary. The structure of the class will include a centre warm-up, introduction to the moment vocabulary and the development of a choreographic phrase.
BALLETSebastian, Vinet (CHILE)
This Ballet class will include a series of barre exercises, focusing on alignment of the body and coordination. We will explore ways to make ballet not only more enjoyable, but also understand the fundamentals of executing movement techniques properly.
REPERTORYSang Joon Park (SOUTH KOREA)
This class will offer participants a repertory experience by exploring and investigating choreographic vocabulary, intention, and stylistic approach. An excerpt from a choreographic work entitled, “Haema,” will be taught, which examines how brain cells make memories.