Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 1:00pm
Come join TAG for a unique workshop with Cherie Hill, teaching artist visiting from the Bay Area. The workshop will look at how two forms, one that is concept-based, and the other, body-based, can be used to gain a deeper understanding of African dance through a creative format. Concepts can be utilized to move the body polyrhythmically while expressing essences of African movement. We will begin with a warm-up that incorporates developmental patterns and African dance movements, then move into an exploration that focuses on the energy concepts of contract and expand. Cherie taught these ideas with success and relish to children, teens and adults. Open to all regardless of experience in African dance or creative movement. The workshop aligns with the new National Core Arts Standards.
Cherie Hill is a teaching artist at Luna Dance Institute located in Berkeley, CA. She is a long-time lover of dance and has taught dance to children in the Bay Area since 2005. She received a BA in Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley, and an MFA in Choreography and Performance from the University of CO Boulder. At Boulder she studied Guinean and Ghanaian dance, and performed with the company Makoba West African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Cherie has published dance research in Gender Forum, The Sacred Dance Guild Journal, and In Dance, and has presented at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities, the International Association of Black Dance, and the National Dance Education Organization. She is an Oakland-based choreographer, a former vice-president of the Sacred Dance Guild, and a research assistant for hip-hop dance legend Rennie Harris.Location: Philadelphia Dance Academy at Creative Arts Building219 Cuthbert St. 3rd FloorPhiladelphia, PA 19106See map: Google Maps