Workshops in Hip Hop and Buchata Salsa taught by Deaf Artists

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When:
August 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-08-09T18:00:00-07:00
2017-08-09T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
Deaf Community Center
1550 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
USA
Cost:
$10
Contact:
Antoine Hunter
510-575-9711

All Workshops and Presentations open to both Deaf and Hearing

Artist 1: Hip Hop and German Sign Language with Kassandra Wedel (Germany)- 6-7:30 pm

Kassandra Wedel WINNER of the “Deutschland Tanzt” a German TV Dance “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2016! From Bavaria Munich is a Deaf dancer, choreographer, coach, actress and a freelance artist. Founder of Nikita Dance Crew since 2005, she won the German World Championship in Hip Hop Duo and Solo in 2012

In this workshop she will teach Hip Hop Choreography mixed with German sign language while exploring the use of facial expressions and stimulating your own creativity in both dance and language. This is an all friendly workshop. Feel the beat and let’s dance together.

Cost: $10 or what you can pay.
All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel.

Artist 2: Isidore Niyongabo (Texas originally from Burundi, Africa)- 7:30-9 pm

1. Salsa: As commonly known in the Latino community, Salsa music originated in Cuba, as Puerto Rican culture influenced the evolution of dance. Salsa is recognized as an Afro-Latin dance due to the influence of Bolero music and African musicality.

2. Bachata: Similar to Salsa, Bachata is also an Afro-Latin dance that is known to have originated from the Dominican Republic in the early 1960’s.

What will you learn?

This workshop is composed of two 45 minute sessions. We will teach the fundamentals of Salsa and Bachata and each dance will be taught consecutively. Our main focus will include timing, footwork, partnerwork, and musicality by feeling the bass and rhythmic vibrations within the song. Participants will also learn basic patterns and connection techniques for social dancing.

The Omnidanza approach was born and designed with the purpose of teaching everyone who enjoys music and dancing. Some people believe dancing without the ability to hear the music is impossible. To counteract this belief, Isidore and Liana developed pedagogies focused on teaching how to connect both Deaf and hearing dancers. This innovation is based on Isidore’s (Deaf) and Liana’s (hearing) personal dance experience of 10+ years. Both have learned how to lead, follow, and recognize musicality through the beats of various instruments and rhythmic patterns.

Cost: $10 or what you can pay.
All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel.

All Workshops and Presentations open to both Deaf and Hearing

Workshops made possibly by DCARA and Urban Jazz Dance Company