9:00 - 10:00am
Cafecito y Platica
10:00 - 11:00 am Cynthia Gutierrez
LatinX Jazz Dance
11:15 - 12:15pm Bernard Brown
Leo Caudillo 9:00 - 10:00 am
Rise and shine! Meet at Phoenix's hottest new dance studio; Invictus Dance Project. Studio owner Leo Cuadillo will share about his studio, rehearsal space opportunities and will give us a tour. Arrive early for some cafe de olla y vegan concha's provided by Lunita Bakery. Mix and Mingle with the teaching artists, BlakTinx presenters and learn about Invictus Dance Project. See you there!
10:00am - 11:00 am LatinX Jazz Dance
This class will explore concert jazz dance from a LatinX perspective at the intermediate/advanced level, from its traditional roots to the fusion styles of today. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own jazz background while infusing it with a Latin jazz sensibility. Through the experience of movement, music and history, students will gain a better appreciation of the LatinX influence in jazz dance’s past and present vitality.
11:15 - 12:15pm Afro-Contemporary Technique
Fast-paced and educational, this class will challenge participants to engage body, mind and spirit, learn movement phrases, push beyond technique and to explore their own individual performance choices throughout. Focusing on breath, alignment and articulation, this contemporary movement experience will incorporate many influences including Africanist aesthetics, Dunham and Horton techniques.