Groove(ment) for Black & Brown Bodies w/ dana e. fitchet
Tuesdays Feb 20 - Mar 27, 2018
Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
$110-$250* per workshop series (if you are able please consider paying more to accommodate those who can't)
- -Some Teen/Student/Low-Income Scholarships Available
- -Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request.
A 6-week session, Groove(ment) is a class about finding individual sense of groove and comfort within the container of a structured dance class focused on rhythm, musicality, and authentic expression. Instead of drawing from a particular movement vocabulary, dana shares the movement that comes most naturally to her, a hybrid reinvention of the diverse influences of her dance background: ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, traditional West African, tap, and—most influentially—club dancing. The eclectic soundtrack spans Afro/soulful house music, hip-hop and R&B, dancehall, jazz, and more! The goal of Groove(ment) is to get liberated through movement rather than feel oppressed by how to dance “right.”
All levels and body types welcome; comfort with music and movement required. Sweats or other danceable clothes and socks or barefoot suggested.
About dana e. fitchett
dana e. fitchett is a multidisciplinary artist, MFA candidate, and radical mixed-race Black woman exploring questions of identity reconciliation and healing from the impacts of racism, capitalism, and colonialism by way of creative expression and reimagination of what's possible. Her main current outlet for this work is directing, choreographing, and performing with an all-Black woman dance collective based in Oakland.