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Ronald K. Brown

DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Ronald K. Brown

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio
$19 per class, $13 for Wesleyan students

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1:30pm to 3pm

Ronald K. Brown, Artistic Director of Evidence, A Dance Company, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.

The master class is designed for intergenerational participants with a wide range to no dance experience.  Classes begin center floor with an emphasis on alignment, rhythm, and using the body to express ideas and themes; strength, prayer, and celebration.
 
Class will begin with meditation and floor work that includes stretching and mind body centering exercises.
 
Center floor work or barre work includes alignment and the introduction of the various dance techniques that are incorporated in the vocabulary of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company.
 
Phrases across the floor use influences from western modern dance as well as traditional and social dances from West Africa, the Caribbean and the United States.
 
Choreographer Ronald K. Brown has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Philadanco, Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago, and Ballet Hispanico.

He choreographed Regina Taylor’s award-winning play Crowns, and The Gershwin’s’ Porgy and Bess.
 
Mr. Brown is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.

DanceMasters Weekend is a two-day immersion in contemporary dance, featuring twelve Master Classes and a Choreographers Conversation.

A Weekend Pass, which includes five Master Classes, is $75 for the general public (plus a $6 class registration fee), or $55 for Wesleyan students.

Master Classes: Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10am to 5pm

Master Classes: Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 11am to 4:30pm

Classes are designed for students with intermediate to advanced dance experience. Master Class teachers will incorporate technique and movement combinations from their repertoire.

Call 860-685-3355 or e-mail boxoffice@wesleyan.edu to join the DanceMasters mailing list.

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