The Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival presents:
Ekaterina Migitsko and Maria Rumyantseva (Art Tour Company from Russia)- 7:30-9 pm
This fun Russian’s Jazz theater dance workshop
Art Tour Company developed specifically for dramatic actors who are not professional dancers and then adapted for Deaf artists. Think Broadway dance but signing instead of singing.
Using this technique you will learn to coordinate in space simultaneously feeling the rhythm in your body. Utilizing the basic elements of jazz dance warm-up, breathing exercises, stretching and relaxation, the dynamic parts of this workshop will be jazz steps and exercises for coordination in space.
In addition the workshop will consist of a warm-up of the hands, which trains the flexibility, speed and amplitude range of the fingers as we lead into the basics of Russian Sign Language.
You will learn words, expressions, etymology of the language and how Russian Sign Language and American Sign Language differ! Come on down for once in a lifetime Russian Jazz in your own backyard!
Cost: $10 or what you can pay.
All proceeds go to the teaching artists to support their travel.
Workshops made possible by DCARA and Urban Jazz Dance Company.