CT Dance Now! | Wesleyan University - Embodied Global Storytelling at Wesleyan's Dance Department - Monday, May 17 at 6:00 PM

Date: 05-17-2021

Time: 06:00 PM

Location: www.thequicklive.com

Free virtual event; Tune in by visiting www.thequicklive.com.

Join the CT Dance Alliance and University Dance Partners from across Connecticut for these engaging conversations with dance artists and creators.

Embodied Global Storytelling at Wesleyan's Dance Department

The Dance Department at Wesleyan University is pioneering pedagogical approaches to ways in which non-European dance forms are front and center. Join Department Chair Hari Krishnan and faculty members Joya Powell and Iddi Saaka in exploring their individual approaches of rooting their work in accessibility. They question how we create and nurture a space where dance is both cathartic and transformative.

This engagement will include embodying short movement explorations of Bharata Natyam gestures, Ghanaian movement vocabulary and African Diasporic Dance Theater approaches, as well as video excerpts from previous works of the artists. Professors Krishnan, Powell and Saaka will also discuss the importance of embodied movement, dance as resistance, and deconstructing Ghanaian social structure through dance, respectfully. Their work as choreographers and professors is grounded in practice, politics, negotiating rigor into humanity, and the universality of storytelling through movement. Experience and learn about their processes in this multifaceted workshop.

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