Sunday, December 11, 2022

Cumbe Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop Recap

Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop
Open Level
Taught by Miss Candice Michelle Franklin

10 Sessions
@Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Brooklyn, NY

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


Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop

With Instruction & Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

Join Cumbe's Dunham 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 with the option to perform at Cumbe socials and locally produced community events.

Next Workshop SeriesTo Be Announced

Please note that this choreography workshop is an extension of the Dunham-Informed Jazz Technique class at Cumbe. 

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!

Sample Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop Schedule

8 Sessions (Dates To Be Announced)

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Dunham-Informed Jazz Technique Class

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Creative Choreography Session and Rehearsal

Show Week (Dates To BE Announced)

2 Night Rehearsals

Tech Rehearsal & Performance (Same Day)

Performance Location:  Billie Holiday Theater

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

Dunham Jazz Performance Workshop

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