Put on your dancing shoes! Miami Dade College will present its fourth annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community (AIR Dance Conference) in an effort to create an innovative training program for dance artists and a laboratory for choreographers. The scholarly dance conference will explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. It will consist of a host of master dance classes, lecture/demonstrations, and performances.
Among the guest artists will be John Parks, former member of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and professor at the University of South Florida; Dr. Thomas DeFrantz, artistic director of SLIPPAGE and professor of African-American studies/dance at Duke University; and Anjali Austin, ballet professor at Florida State University. Other artists include; Vanya Allen, Pioneer Winter, LeVern Washington, Marissa Nick, Toranika Washington, Njeri Plato, Elaine Wright and the Miami City Ballet.
The conference will also offer somatic work with Polestar Pilates and The Falls Yoga with Sam Levine. AIR participants will experience dance technique classes in contemporary ballet, belly dance, jazz, swing, hip?hop, Afro?Haitian, liturgical dance, contemporary modern dance, somatic body work, choreography/dance composition, and panel discussions.
Miami Dade College
300 N.E. 2nd Ave,
Miami, Fl. 33132