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Sneak Peek: A Meet the Choreographers' Showcase

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Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

1428 Alice Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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Observe what it takes to stage dances on the company and how these themes uniquely evolve into dances destined to become part of Dimensions vast repertory. Meet choreographers Latanya d.Tigner and Andrea Vonny Lee to see what’s in the works; understand their creative process and learn about the inspirations that lead to their new work. Gain knowledge of their research and different methods used to create original choreography; have a conversation with these incredibly innovative women; moreover, have the opportunity to inquire and give feedback about their process. Meet the company dancers and alumni that will share their experience as the work unfolds as Latanya and Andrea communicate the ideas behind their work. What drives the choreography? And How they use movement, text and sound to tell the story.

1) Ain’t No Turning Back, a new work choreographed by Andrea V. Lee, based on the spirit and tenacity of African American heroine Harriet Ross Tubman, a scout and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. Freedom-seekers used the Underground Railroad- the first organized freedom movement in America. “Conductors” “freight” “tickets” had a will of steel, facing monstrous odds in their pursuit of of liberty--or death. Ain’t No Turning Back will ultimately journey to Ghana, the origin of Harriet’s Grandmother.

2) Another new work, Untitled, choreographed by Latanya d. Tigner will speak to false perceptions and interpersonal narratives of being homeless but not hopeless. The work will explore attitudes of fear and judgements; moreover, the importance of shifting these opinions to bridge the divide that will mend cultural insensitivity about homeless life.

Both works will premiere in April 2018 for Dimensions’ 45th Anniversary at The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts.

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