CLASS CLASS CLASS- so much Friday CLASS

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: this spring is moving almost too quickly! I’m still soaking up the energy from a wonderful Sampler Series this past month in Friday CLASS, as well as the beautiful weather that is ushering us into April. Looking ahead, I’m almost delighted at the speed with which we are tumbling into a new month: so much CLASS ahead! This month will see the return of many faces that we know and love, plus some exciting collaborative explorations!

Taking us away is Danté Brown, a gorgeous mover and facilitator and well-respected artist who has been involved in with Dance Exchange for a few years now (and so many others!). In the middle of the month we also have the luscious Sarah Oppenheim, a graduate student at UMd whose name continues to crop up in the DC area when thinking about exciting, innovative work. Also on the line-up is Vincent Thomas, a long-time DX and Urban Bush Women Collaborator and thoroughly wonderful facilitator. Lastly, this month will see an interesting partnership- Dance Exchange’s intern, Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene, will be partnering with me as we lead 2 classes! I’m especially excited to see how our shared philosophies and different practices come together. I hope you’ll join us for all of these adventures in April!

Also make sure to check out all of the LIVE MUSIC we have planned this month. Of course we are welcoming back our dearest Mark H Rooney, whose support and practices are always inspirational. This month we will also be joined by local musician John Lee, who dropped into a Takoma Park MOVES class with me last month. I cannot wait for you to hear what he brings! As always, all are welcome in class! Fridays from 9:30 to 11:15, $12. 18+

Friday CLASS w/ Danté Brown + live music w/ Mark H Rooney: April 1

Dante Brown

Dante Brown

Danté Brown began his dance training at Wesleyan University, which led him to The Ohio State University to receive his MFA in Choreography and Performance. As a performer, Danté has worked with artists such as Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Christal Brown, David Dorfman, Kendra Portier, Dance Exchange, and Noa Zuk, among others. As an educator, Dante has had the opportunity to teach a range of classes at Bates College, Dancewave, Dance New Amsterdam, East Village Dance Project, Gibney Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center and The Ohio State University. He is currently the Artistic Director of Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance and a Visiting Professor at Wesleyan University.

 

 

 

 

Friday CLASS w/ Matthew Cumbie & Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene + live music w/ John Lee: April 8

Matthew Cumbie. Photo by Jori Ketten.

Matthew Cumbie. Photo by Jori Ketten.

Matthew Cumbie is a dance maker, educator, and collaborator based in Washington, DC, and, since 2011, has been working with Dance Exchange. He joined the company shortly after that first meeting, in 2012, as a Resident Artist and the Education Coordinator. He holds an MFA from Texas Woman’s University. Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene is the Artistic Director of WXYZ Arts Factory in Benin City, Nigeria, and the current Dance Exchange intern. He earned his BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin, and currently teaches West African dance as a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland, where he is a candidate for the MFA in dance. 

 

 

 

Friday CLASS w/ Sarah Oppenheim + live music w/ Mark H Rooney: April 15

Sarah Beth Oppenheim

Sarah Beth Oppenheim

Sarah Beth Oppenheim hails from the Wild, Wild West, where she had trouble cutting on the dotted black line, so she read Steinbeck and became a modern dancer instead. She graduated from SUNY Purchase and founded her first dance company in Berlin. Ever since, she has created big movement for small spaces with a good view of a crescent moon. She used to clean house for a stripper who tipped very well, she once met Baryshnikov with kale in her incisors, and she danced on a Noah Baumbach film set before landing in the middle of the country’s worst traffic. Here, she has lovingly driven to rehearsals for Stephanie Miracle, Tzveta Kassabova, Sharon Mansur, Robin Neveu Brown, and Colette Krogol & Matthew Reeve’s Orange Grove Dance. Oppenheim is currently pursuing her MFA at UMD while serving as Associate Director of Greater Washington Dance Center. Her company Heart Stück Bernie is usually found performing in something like a stairwell, while pushing play on something like a boom box. But the company recently made its proscenium debut at Dance Place as a 2015 award recipient of Dance Metro DC’s Choreographers’ Commission program. More stairwells and stages to come. Contact heartstuckbernie@gmail.com

Friday CLASS w/ Vincent Thomas: April 22

Vincent Thomas

Vincent Thomas

Vincent E. Thomas received his MFA in Dance from Florida State University and a BME in Music from the University of South Carolina. He has danced with Dance Repertory Theatre, Randy James Dance Works, EDGEWORKS Dance Theater, and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. His choreography has been presented nationally and internationally, at festivals and venues like the DUMBO Dance Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joe’s Movement Emporium, and in Spain, France, Greece, and Italy. He was selected as one of eleven choreographers from around the world to convene for the 2005 Omi International Dance Collective and served as the guest mentor for the 2007 Dance Omi residents. Vincent is also a recipient of a Best of Baltimore-Choreographer Award, a Baker Artist Choice Award, a Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Overall Production, several Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Dance Awards, and a Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission Project Award, among others. Vincent is a 2012-13 American Dance Institute Incubator Artist, an Urban Bush Women BOLD Facilitator, co-artistic director and faculty member for the UBW Summer Institutes, and a Professor of Dance at Towson University.

Friday CLASS w/ Matthew Cumbie & Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene: April 29

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

Matthew Cumbie is a dance maker, educator, and collaborator based in Washington, DC, and, since 2011, has been working with Dance Exchange. He joined the company shortly after that first meeting, in 2012, as a Resident Artist and the Education Coordinator. He holds an MFA from Texas Woman’s University. Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene is the Artistic Director of WXYZ Arts Factory in Benin City, Nigeria, and the current Dance Exchange intern. He earned his BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin, and currently teaches West African dance as a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland, where he is a candidate for the MFA in dance.

About Matthew Cumbie

Matthew Cumbie (Associate Artistic Director) is a dance artist and collaborator who currently lives in Washington, DC.