July 27, 2019 | 10:00am
age: Ages 9+
This high - energy class fuses some of the main principles of modern, Jazz, and other contemporary forms. Dancers will be introduced to phrase works that challenges them, asking them to investigate their sense of physicality, specificity, and complexity through constant movement manipulation. The class requires a high degree of physicality and input from the dancers, encouraging them to execute movement with intention and clarity.
INT/ADV Modern Jazz Master Class
(open to INT/ADV dancers ages 9 +)
w/ Gregory King, Kent State University
Gregory King is a tenure track professor of dance at Kent State University and holds an MFA in Choreographic Practice and Theory from Southern Methodist University. His dance training began at the Washington Ballet and continued at American University. Among others, King has performed with The Washington Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, New York City Opera and Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway. King’s work contextualizes the relevance of black dance aesthetics and cultural signifiers through research, writing, and public presentation and his current research project, titled ‘Digital Activism: Black Bodies Reclaiming Public Space’, combines the disciplines of dance, movement analysis, literary criticism, social psychology, and anthropology. King was recently nominated for a Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio and is the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Creative Contribution award and a Faculty Recognition Award from Kent State University. Find out more about King and his latest work at www.gregoryaking.com
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