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CLASS

RESERVATIONS

INFORMAL SHOWING

RESERVATIONS

The Spring Dance Workshop is an immersive event tailored exclusively for professional and pre-professional dance artists to foster their creative excellence. The workshops will be facilitated by DIW's Spring Incubator artists, Ronnique Antoinette and SoundXpressed Dance Company. The final workshop, presented by The Creative Space, will be facilitated by United States Cultural Ambassador and international dance artist, Sanchel Brown.

 

Following the workshop, there will be The Preview - a curated, informal showing where audience members will experience choreography before it premieres and give live feedback.

ITINERARY

11:00am-12:00pm

Jaelynn Moore | Jazz Fusion 

12:15pm-1:15pm

Ronnique Antoinette | Contemporary Modern

1:30pm-3:30pm

Sanchel Brown | Afro-Contemporary

5:30pm-7:00pm

THE PREVIEW | A CURATED INFORMAL SHOWING

CLASS

RESERVATIONS

THE PREVIEW

THE CREATIVE SPACE  |  GUEST FACULTY

SANCHEL BROWN

 

Afro-Contemporary

1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Traversing Traditions

Connecting Continents + Cultures  through Africanist Dance Forms

At the intersection of tradition and innovation, this class explores transcultural connections between Sabar, Baltimore Club, and Amapiano dance forms through a contemporary lens. Dancers will engage in a rich tapestry of Africanist dance techniques that weaves the application of pelvic mobility, grounded footwork, and polycentrism within a contemporary dance practice. Dancers will be engulfed in a class that celebrates a lineage of liberation, history, and tradition that amplifies each artist’s creative potential.

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Sanchel Brown, an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, actress, and emcee from Baltimore, MD; is a luminary in the world of performing arts. Sanchel's talent has graced stages globally, including engagements in Senegal, West Africa, and the Philippines as a U.S. Department of State Cultural Ambassador.  Self-produced artist under her company Nubienne Productions, Sanchel has created her most seminal works Ode to Black Wombman, Home To Homeland and her most recent  musical Wheelz of Life © The Rollerskating Musical.

 

Her distinguished career boasts collaborations with industry geniuses such as Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Maria Bauman, Paloma Mcgregor, Jumatatu Poe, and David Brick. From her mesmerizing roles in Urban Bush Women's Chalabati and Batty Moves to her commanding presence in productions like Black Nativity and JAMAICA the Musical." Sachel’s performances leave an indelible mark on audiences worldwide with performance credits spanning Tierra Whack, Davido’s Coming to America Tour, TT the Artist, Bri Steves, and Theatre Horizon's Black Nativity for which she earned a Barrymore Award for her role as Mary.

 

Sanchel has crafted compelling works like Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.  Additionally, her work has been awarded, having earned a notable 2022 Broadway World Award for Best Choreography of a Musical for her work in Theatre in the X's and Yale University’s producitions of Dreamgirls.

 

Beyond the stage, Sanchel Brown is an educator, having held teaching engagements at notable insitutitions such as Gibney Dance Center, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Dancing Grounds, New Freedom Theater, University City Arts League, Drexel University, University of the Arts, North Carolina Undergorund Dance, Dogtown Dance Theatre.

 

Her artistic lineage encompasses GermaineAcogny at L’Ecole De Sable in Senegal, West Africa, Baltimore House, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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