Sat, May 30|
Virtual Urban Jazz Dance Company Class
Time & Location
May 30, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
About the event
Does your spirit feel like something is missing, do you need a place to express yourself, want to build a stronger core physically and spiritually without over extending yourself, need to dance with live drum? Then you came to right place. Beginner or professional this class is for everyone. It's not how high you kick but why you kick!
Urban Jazz Dance is a convergence of artistic forces where RAW energy, ROOTED in FREEDOM, is expressed through the athletic BODY and UNCONTROLLABLE, PASSIONATE dance. Expect Ballet, Afro movement, plus more and even American Sign Language...the power of expression must be real. Taught by Award winning Deaf Dancer Antoine Hunter (hearing and Deaf are welcome to take the class).
ASL INTERPRETER PROVIDED.
Zoom Link Information:
Topic: Antoine Hunter Urban Jazz Dance Company Time: May 30, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 873 7820 8458 Password: 6KdH2N
About the Instructor:
Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter also known as Purple Fire Crow is an award-winning Internationally-known African-American, Indigenous, Deaf, Disable, choreographer, dancer, actor, instructor, speaker, Producer and Deaf advocate. He creates opportunities for Disable, Deaf and hearing artists and produces Deaf-friendly events, and founded the Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival.
Antoine has received numerous grants and awards including the inaugural Jeanette Lomujo Bremond Award for Humanity, Isadora Duncan (Izzie) for Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival, and SF King of Carnaval. Antoine’s work has been performed globally, most recently in the Turkey, UK and Russia. He has lectured across the U.S. including at Kennedy Center’s VSA, Harvard and Duke University, and the National Assembly of State Arts. In 2019 alone, his company Urban Jazz Dance Company, an ensemble of professional Deaf and Hearing dancers, performed for and engaged more than 4,200 schoolchildren. His shoe company DropLabs and Susan Paley just released an innovative product to help people feel music through their shoes. He is Vice President of Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA's) Board. DCARA is a non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the deaf community. Established in 1962 as one of the first deaf-run agencies in the country. www.RealUrbanJazzDance.com