Sunday, September 10, 2023

Dance For Joy Fall 2023 Workshop

 Dunham-Informed Jazz Performance Workshop


Dunham-Informed Jazz Performance Workshop

With Instruction & Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

10-Class Workshop
Open Level
Taught by Miss Candice Michelle Franklin

Saturdays 12pm - 2:00pm

@Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Brooklyn, NY

Starts October 7 through December 9, 2023 Performance on December 10, 2023 @The Billie Holiday Theater Brooklyn, NY

Join Cumbe's Dunham-Informed Jazz Performance Workshop!

A Community Dance Group Open to Dancers of All Levels

Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop is a special class and choreography series open to community dancers of all levels culminating into a live concert-staged performance presented by Cumbe at The Billie Holiday Theater with the option to perform at Cumbe socials and locally produced community events.

Next Workshop Series Starts October 7, 2023

Class Description: Inspired by the work of Katherine Dunham, dancers will explore Dunham's movement vocabulary often used in Jazz dance, traditional modern Jazz motifs, as well as vernacular jazz movement and experiment with the three to ultimately train and strengthen the body for a concert Jazz dance movement aesthetic.  For each meeting, a classic Dunham warm-up will be given followed by lively, Dunham-inspired Jazz progressions.  The final hour of each class will be reserved for choreography creation, ultimately building a concert dance piece.   Class is open and embraces all levels, yet challenging enough for students who haven't danced for many years in a fun, freeing, and supportive environment.  

Perform with Cumbe.  All Are Welcome.

Excited to join?  Check out our recap video!

Performance Workshop Recap
December 4, 2022
Performed at the Billie Holiday Theatre

Dunham-Informed Jazz Performance Workshop Schedule             10 Workshop Dates:

Saturday, October 7 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 14 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 21 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 28 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 4 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 11 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 18 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 25 Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 2, Noon - 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 9, Noon - 2:00pm (2:00 - 3:15 pm for Performing Students Only)

(Please note that performing students are not required to attend all rehearsals and workshops, but should make their very best effort to come to any special rehearsals closer to the show to learn their final blocking).

Show Week Information         Culminating Show:                 Sunday, December 10, 2023                 @The Billie Holiday Theater         Time: TO BE ANNOUNCED         Show Week Rehearsals (Student Performers Only)             

        2 Night Rehearsals (Possible Dress Rehearsal/Dates Subject to Change)

                *Wednesday, November 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Reserved if needed)

                *Wednesday, December 6, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Performing Students Only)                 *Friday, December 8, 6:30pm-8:30pm (Dress Rehearsal/Performing Students Only) *Saturday, December 9, 2pm - 3:15pm (Extended Class/Performing Students Only)                 *Sunday, December 10, Tech Rehearsal & Performance (Same Day- Time TBA)

Performance opportunities for other community events and Cumbe socials are optional and may require additional rehearsal.

Dunham-Informed Jazz Performance Workshop

Come Dance With Us!