TICKETS: Free, but reservations encouraged. Limited quantity available.
Join fellow dance fans on The Z Stage! We’ll sit at tables in a cafe-style, have a glass of wine, and learn about the world of dance, choreography, expression and movement.
Black Traditions in Dance
Guest Speaker: Adrienne Hawkins, Director of Impulse Dance Company, Boston
Explore how black dance traditions have influenced what we know as dance today. Adrienne Hawkins, Director of Impulse Dance Company will lead us in a discussion and video presentation about traditions including the tribal dances of Africa, the traditional Caribbean Dances, the slave dances of the West Indies and the American Deep South, Minstrel Show Dances, the Harlem social dances of the 1920s, Tap, Broadway musicals and Concert Dance.
This Dance Barre pairs with the February 7 performance by Philadanco – a Philadelphia based dance company known for its innovative and creative approach while preserving the predominantly African-American traditions in dance.
Adrienne Hawkins, MFA in Dance at Connecticut College. Artistic Director of Impulse Dance Company and Co-Artistic Director of Bass-Line Motion, whose international career as a dancer and choreographer has included rock musicals, music videos and trade show productions and whose energetic teaching and mentoring has influenced countless Boston dancers and dance makers.
She has been on the faculty of, or visiting artist at Boston University, The Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of the Arts, Mt. Holyoke, Harvard University, American Repertory Theater Institute (A.R.T.), Stonehill College, Rhode Island College, Dean College, Denison University, Boston Ballet and others. She presently teaches at Rhode Island College, Harvard University and A.R.T.