DukeCreate Workshop: Intro to Contemporary Dance
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About the Workshop:
Join MFA Graduate Courtney Crumpler for a dynamic and physical contemporary dance workshop featuring beginner-friendly strengthening exercises, improvisation prompts, and movement phrases. The class introduces foundational elements of contemporary dance while encouraging students to move with autonomy, self-awareness, acceptance, and joy. Students will work to deepen coordination, flexibility, and musicality in a supportive, low-stress, and welcoming environment! All experience levels, backgrounds, and identities are welcome to join! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a pair of socks.
Note: This event is open to the entire Duke Community.
About the Instructor:
Courtney Crumpler is a movement artist, organizer, researcher, and translator working between Brazil and the United States. She investigates the roles of embodied knowledge and experience in political protest, organizing, and education. A graduate of the inaugural cohort of Duke’s MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis, Courtney teaches in the Program in Dance and is pursuing a PhD in Romance Studies (Portuguese and Spanish track). She is a co-coordinator of the Black Lives Matter Brazil-USA exhibit project, a member leader with Durham for All, a founding member of the Gigantes Na Luta feminist performance collective and has performed, on stilts, in five Rio de Janeiro carnivals.
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).
How much does the workshop cost?
Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff. Class size is limited. Participants should sign up in advance at https://training.oit.duke.edu/dukecreate. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.
Where is the Arts Annex?
The Arts Annex is located at 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701.
Can I take a bus there?
Yes! The Arts Annex is located by East Campus, off of bus routes (C1, C2 & CSW) that run along Campus Drive.
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|Date||Tuesday, September 13th, 2022|
|Time||6:15pm - 7:45pm|
|Enrolled||11 of 20|