Friday, August 20, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
OSU, Sullivant Hall, Studio 1
1318 N. High St.
Please use back entrance facing College Ave.
This is a hybrid technique class that draws from West African dance from Senegal and Burkina Faso and improvisation dance techniques. We will have live drumming. We will work to build and refine skills pertaining to contemporary dance including: polyrhythms and spine undulations, improvisational skills, and executing full-bodied movement sequences. Dancers will be given the opportunity to practice material with enough repetition to be able to inhabit the movement with confidence while making individual choices about dynamics, phrasing, presence/performance, and improvisation.
Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project is a transnational dance theatre company based in the USA and Burkina Faso, directed by Esther Baker-Tarpaga and Olivier Tarpaga. Our mission is to promote understanding of the human experience through contemporary art and to educate the public on cross-cultural choreography. BT Dance Project intertwines West African dance and postmodern dance with live music to create physically powerful and socially relevant dance theatre.