Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 12:00pm

Join Dance TAG for a workshop about inspiring dancers with rhythm play and phrase building activities.  Co-taught by Philadelphia-based dancer Melissa Chisena and multi-disciplinary musician Jonathan Cannon, the session will focus on finding rhythm, pulse, tempo, syncopation and polyrhythms in movement. Dance teaching artists and choreographers will find material for a range of levels and ages, from non-dancer to advanced,  as well as choreographic tools for creating dynamically-charged movement phrasing, using a variety of rhythm patterns.


Melissa Chisena

Melissa Chisena is a teacher, dancer, choreographer, and producer in the Philadelphia area. She is the artistic director of Chisena Danza and has danced and toured with Richmond Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Jeanne Ruddy Dance, and Tania Isaac Dance, among others. She currently teaches ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, and choreography at Temple University, Urisnus College, Philadelphia Dance Theatre, Dance Elite, and Janice’s DanceWorks. Melissa curates and produces An Evening of Duets and The Philadelphia Youth Dance Fest.  

Jonathan Cannon graduated with a Bachelors of Music from Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently living in Philadelphia, he works professionally as a bassist, guitarist and percussionist across the region. He works as a sound technician for The Kurtz Center at William Penn Charter High School and also at Cheltenham High School. His original compositions have been commissioned by various dance companies. He teaches a Music for Dance Class at Philadelphia Dance Theatre and teaches private lessons to young aspiring musicians.- Hide

Location: The Performance Garage1515 Brandywine StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19130

Phone: (215) 546-2552

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