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Event Scheduled

Sweatshop Virtual Dance Intensive 2020

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Courtesy of T. Lang Dance and Teena Marie Custer
Monday June 8, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
Cost: $20

T. Lang Dance is proud to be celebrating 10 years of Sweatshop Summer Dance Intensive! Though we were looking forward to hosting our students again at The Movement Lab, we are excited to bring this program into the virtual realm and hope to reach even more dancers this year.

Sweatshop offers a challenging and intimate learning experience for pre-professionals and professionals in the field of dance. Sweatshop provides a unique opportunity for movement artists to grow their progressive understanding of contemporary movement led by professional choreographers. Classes focus on core strength and velocity along with subtlety and tenderness, allowing each dancer to demonstrate complex movement sequences with confidence.

1:00pm - 4:00pm Reclaiming Balance Movement Workshop
Instructed by T. Lang and Teena Marie
(tlangdance.com | teenamarie.weebly.com)

4:00pm - 4:30pm BREAK

4:30pm - 6:00pm Envisioning the Future of Dance
A conversation with T. Lang, Teena Marie, Marlies Yearby, and Dianne McIntyre

A modern/postmodern choreographer, Marlies Yearby is best known for her Tony-nominated choreographic contributions to Jonathan Larson’s Broadway hit Rent (1996), a reinterpretation of Puccini’s La Boheme made relevant for the AIDS era. As a teenager in the late 1970s in Oakland, California, Yearby was a professional disco dancer. In the 1980s, she trained in modern dance at San Jose State University, supplemented by classes in Limon technique with Aaron Osborne at New Performance Gallery in San Francisco. In addition to her work for musical theater, she is founder and co-artistic director of Movin’ Spirits Dance Theater.

Dianne McIntyre is a dancer, choreographer, curator, and cultural investigator who creates work in dance, theatre, film, and opera. Known for collaborations with live music, she founded and directed Sounds in Motion Company and School in Harlem for many years. She has held residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center and Dance Place, with recent commissions by Dance Theatre of Harlem and two at New York Live Arts. Screen credits include Beloved and Miss Evers’ Boys, garnering her an Emmy nomination, while her dance-driven dramas, drawn from interviews, include I Could Stop on a Dime… and Open the Door, Virginia! Honors include the 2019 Dance/USA Honor Award, three New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Awards, 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two honorary degrees, numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, NYSCA, and other funders as she continues to mentor, teach, and choreograph with her own company, other recognized companies, and university dance ensembles.

- This one-day dance intensive is hosted online. A video call link will be emailed to you before June 8th.
- To receive feedback from our instructors, we recommend you have your webcam turned on. However, it is not required to participate in the program.
- We are offering this program at an accessible rate of $20. If you have the means, please consider making a donation of any size to T. Lang Dance. Your tax-deductible donations to directly support Sweatshop and future programs. Visit tlangdance.com to donate.

Questions? Email info at tlangdance.com

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