Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Social Dance Workshop
Approximate Run-time: 6:00-7:30PM
Ages: 15+ | All levels welcome
Free. Limited spots just became available!
To register, call 651.282.3115 or secure your spot online.
Comfortable clothing recommended
Free parking available
For directions, visit TUDance.org
Please join TU Dance Center students as they host a movement workshop rooted in the African-American vernacular, with Timothy Edwards and Maleek Washington, members of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, who celebrate the power of African-American social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history. Tim and Maleek will use their individual talents and experiences as CABD members to help attendees investigate the ways communities used movement as a form of social expression, activism and fun! It is Camille’s hope that the spirit of expression through movement is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their identity and to share their personal expression with the community of participants. Tim and Maleek are featured in ink’s male duet section, “Turf.”
It is requested that participants prepare for the class by reviewing the linked materials below on “Turf” which include a recent New York Times article about the work, a New York Times Instagram post about Tim and Maleek’s role in turf, a description of ink, and an essay Camille wrote about the entire identity trilogy.
This class is part of Ordway’s Taking Our Place Centerstage (TOPC) initiative, collaboration with Robin Hickman, the CEO and Executive Producer of SoulTouch Productions. Through TOPC the Ordway deepens relationships while exploring the rich artistic traditions of diverse communities in our region.
About the Instructors
Timothy L. Edwards is a proud member of Camille A. Brown & Dancers. A Hawaii native, Mr. Edwards is an internationally recognized dance instructor known for his master classes. He is a graduate and adjunct dance professor at Hunter College, and is also on faculty at The Joffrey Ballet Schools Jazz and Contemporary program, The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, and Brooklyn Ballet. He has also traveled as a cultural envoy teaching and performing in various street styles and made his Broadway debut in 2016 in the production of Cabin In The Sky.
Maleek Washington is a native New Yorker from the Bronx. He began his studies at Harlem School of The Arts, Broadway Dance Center and LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts. He continued his education on full scholarship at The Boston Conservatory, and soon after began dancing professionally. He has danced for CityDance Ensemble (Washington DC), where he worked with Paul Taylor, Kate Weare, and Alex Neoral. Maleek has performed in over 10 countries worldwide at notable venues like The White House, the John F. Kennedy Center and Jacob’s Pillow. He also collaborated with McArthur Genius awardee, Kyle Abraham, and his company Abraham.in.Motion (A.I.M.) for four seasons. Presently, Maleek is the first African American male performing in the immersive show Sleep No More. After signing to CESD talent agency, Maleek performed for musical sensation Sia on Good Morning America, and for Rhianna for her AntiDiary Campaign. Maleek is proud to be a guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center, Gibney Dance, Peridance, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and CityDance Conservatory. “Dancers are athletes of gods” -Albert Einstein
To request ASL interpretation or other accommodations, please include requests in your registration by March 7, 2018.
More ways to connect
“Camille A. Brown & Dancers present ink,” a co-presentation with The O’Shaughnessy and part of Ordway’s Music & Movement series, appears on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University. For O’Shaughnessy tickets, call 651.690.6700 or visit oshag.stkate.edu.
Generous support for Music & Movement programming is provided by the Scrooby Foundation.