CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DANCE WITH JAMAL JACKSON
In this workshop of high-powered and fast-paced movement, we will investigate complex rhythmic structures by combining traditional dances like Sandia and Dansa with more contemporary movement. The use of specific Malian movement combined with an evolved contemporary technique displays Jackson’s love for tradiotion and his need to constantly break away from it to create a new narrative. This idea holds true with the use of repitition, theme in variation, and unique complex sequencing within the movement structures learned in the class. The choreography investigated in this workshop focuses on redefining ideas of community and blurring divisive lines, while still celebrating the beauty of the individual.