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DukeCreate Workshop: Ballet for All Bodies™

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About the workshop:

Ballet for All Bodies™ reimagines the dance class as a radically inclusive and supportive environment for a diverse range of movers. In the workshop, we will center the joy of dancing as we explore the traditional principles of ballet technique in a fun and affirming environment. Participants will have the opportunity to stretch, bend, balance, twirl, and soar while discovering the inner and outer strength and grace that Ballet cultivates.

A variety of modifications will be offered to adapt class combinations for a wide range of abilities. Movers of all levels, backgrounds, and identities are welcome and encouraged to join. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, bare feet, socks or flat dance shoes.

The workshop will be held at the Ark. Where is the Ark?

Our address is 14 Epworth Dorm Lane, Durham, NC

http://maps.duke.edu/map/?id=21&mrkId=2930



About the instructor:

As a Dancer, Entrepreneur, and Community Activator, Alyah Baker leads a multifaceted life that exists at the intersection of art, activism, and social justice. In 2003 she received a B.A. in Sociology with a Dance Minor from Duke University. After graduation, she relocated to the Bay Area where she has performed with Oakland Ballet, Dance Through Time, and ABD productions, among others. Additionally, she has worked as a freelance performer and teacher, taking her educational series Ballet for Black and Brown Bodies to studios throughout Northern California. This August, Alyah returned to Duke as part of the inaugural MFA in Dance cohort. While at Duke she plans to develop alternative pedagogical approaches to ballet technique that honors the embodied knowledge of “othered bodies”: specifically that of BIPOC, queer, and gender-fluid folks. Her research will explore paths to move the form away from the social constructs of race, gender, and sexual orientation.



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What is DukeCreate?

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are held weeknights 6-8pm. DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).

How much does the workshop cost?

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance at https://training.oit.duke.edu/dukecreate. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Can staff attend DukeCreate workshops?

Duke students can reserve their spot in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available.


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Subjects: Dance


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Details

Status Archived
Date Monday, November 11th, 2019
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location Ark Dance Studio
Leader Alyah Baker
Enrolled 19 of 30

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