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PHILADELPHIA, PA: Modern Workshop with Zane Booker

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Modern Workshop with Zane Booker


Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers


CHI Movement Arts Center
1316 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147


Monday, July 31, 2023 - 10:00am undefined through August 4, 2023



Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

--- 2023 KYLD Summer Workshops ---

Modern with Zane Booker
July 31-August 4 // 10-11:30am (M-F)

Zane teaches a Horton-based modern class. He stresses anatomical alignment and the dynamics of physics as a way to master physical movement. Form, momentum, opposition, intention, elongation, and multi-dimensional exploration are common themes you will investigate in class.

Register > kyld.org/class-workshop-info

*Drop-ins are welcome

--- About Zane Booker ---

Mr. Booker is presently the assistant rehearsal director for PHILADANCO. He has been a member of numerous dance companies including The White Oak Dance Project, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballet Des Monte Carlo, Netherlands Dance Theater, and PHILADANCO. Most recently, Zane choreographed with renowned artist John Dowell on the Rittenhouse Square project. It was presented as a performance and exhibition by the Barnes Foundation in Collaboration with Curtis Institute and University of the Arts.
Other projects include, "The Elephant is in the Room" with Rennie Harris and Raphael Xavier. The film was created by Roni Koresh in response to the death of Mr. George Floyd.
In the COVID era, Booker's online and radio talk show appearances include Black Dance Stories, Rhetorically Speaking/Phillip Roundtree, The Lounge on WURD radio/Phillip Roundtree, Conversations with Roni Koresh, and My Mortality Matters/ John Taylor.
In 2006, Zane, Brandi, and Elaine Booker co-founded the Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative (SLJ), a socially conscious, multimedia, dance theater company, promoting HIV/ AIDS awareness. Dance Magazine chose SLJ as one of 25 companies to watch in 2007. Zane has received awards from Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, Men of All Colors United and in 2011 was honored by Equality Forum with an award and Tribute Concert. SLJ produced its last work in 2011 in residency at Swarthmore College's Window on the Work series.
Mr. Booker has choreographed for Contemporary West Dance Theater, Philadanco, Ballet X, Brandywine Ballet, Kathy Sledge, Danse4Nia, just to name a few. Mr. Booker’s choreographic film credits also include Nadine Patterson’s, Tango Macbeth. As a faculty member, Zane has taught at the University of the Arts and Howard University.

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