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MOPDC's 2018 Winter Intensive: Dance, Choreograph, Envision

MOPDC's 2018 Winter Intensive: Dance, Choreograph, Envision


Movement of the People Dance Company


Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027


Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:00am



Movement of the People Dance Company

MOPDC's Winter Intensive: Dance, Choreograph, Envision
January 13 – January 15, 2018 @ Barnard College, NYC
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

This weekend Winter Intensive will offer intermediate/advanced dancers the opportunity to explore and connect with various dances of the African Diaspora, tools for creating socially conscious choreography, and experiential insight as to ways in which Dances of the African Diaspora can be incorporated in Dance Theater.

2018 Guest Artists:
Ni'Ja Whitson | Candace Thompson | Marcea Daiter | Eto'o Tsana

3 days of rotating Technique Workshops in: Contemporary, Dunham Technique, Samba de Roda, Soca, KongoBeats, Técnica Afro-Mexícana, Contemporary meets Capoeira, Inter-Relationships/Contact Improv. Workshops led by Guest Artists + MOPDC company members including Artistic Director Joya Powell.

Choreography Lab - Creating Socially Conscious Dance Theater Choreography facilitated by MOPDC company members. Each day will conclude with 3 hours of collaborative group choreography making or solo work, where participants will be lead through MOPDC's best practices in creating Socially Conscious Choreography.


MOPDC Company Repertory - Our company repertory classes will offer participants the opportunity to get a hands on experience in our process of creating socially conscious choreography while learning excerpts of our current choreography. Dancers will get the opportunity to perform these excerpts in our studio showing. For students not interested in creating their own choreography.

The Intensive will culminate in a free informal studio showing of student work and excerpts of MOPDC company repertory. Participants will get the chance to discuss their process and receive audience feedback. Monday, January 15th @ 7pm.

Cost & Registration:
Early Bird Discount Until November 30th!
$175 + tax for the FULL INTENSIVE: 8 technique classes, choreography lab/repertory + showing

Early Bird Discount Until November 30th!
$80 + tax for the 8 TECHNIQUE CLASSES only

MOPDC's Winter Intensive is for dancers and choreographers 18+ who are interested in embodying various dances of the African Diaspora as well as envisioning and creating evocative Dance Theater choreography that addresses sociocultural issues as a means to educate, inform and ignite dialogue.

Past Guest Artists include: Urban Bush Women, Nia Love, Katiti King, Arcell Cabaug, Jennifer Archibald, Maguette Camara, Sekou Heru, Dandha da Hora, Legacy Women, Adia Whitaker, and Benny Simon.

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