CT Dance Now!

Connecticut Dance Alliance is hosting CT Dance Now!

Registration is now open for CT Dance Now! A series of 10 virtual dance events hosted by Connecticut Dance Alliance in partnership with Connecticut University and Collegiate dance
CT Dance Now! will be held on Mondays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
via Zoom. Events will consist of performances, discussions and classes offered by
dance professionals, artists and educators representing dance across the state.
May 17 – Embodied Global Storytelling at Wesleyan’s Dance Department

The Dance Department at Wesleyan University is pioneering pedagogical approaches to ways in which non-European dance forms are front and center. Join the Department Chair, Hari Krishnan and faculty members Joya Powell and Iddi Saaka in exploring their individual approaches of rooting their work in accessibility. They question how we create and nurture a space where dance is both cathartic and transformative.

This engagement will include embodying short movement explorations of Bharata Natyam gestures, Ghanaian movement vocabulary and African Diasporic Dance Theater approaches, as well as video excerpts from previous works of the artists. Professors Krishnan, Powell and Saaka will also discuss the importance of embodied movement, dance as resistance, and deconstructing Ghanaian social structure through dance, respectfully. Their work as choreographers and professors is grounded in practice, politics, negotiating rigor into humanity, and the universality of storytelling through movement. Experience and learn about their processes in this multifaceted workshop.

The CT Dance Now! series is free. CDA’s programs and events are supported by our membership and tax-deductible donations.

No preregistration is needed, simply log in for each event https://www.thequicklive.com/