The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project Masterclass Series is a historic monthly series of free master classes with instructors from the eight CBDLP companies. Each month will feature a free opportunity to learn with premiere teachers who will present unique dance styles that celebrate the distinctive identities of each company.
Join Founding Artistic Director and CEO of Red Clay Dance Company Vershawn Sanders-Ward for an intermediate/advanced level Dunham Technique class, where dancers will learn the foundational movement of the Dunham Technique.
The Dunham Technique is a vibrant African American dance form that engages the body, mind and spirit! Created by dance pioneer Katherine Dunham, the technique is informed by the traditional dances of the African Diaspora, as well as by modern and ballet. Dunham Technique creates strong, dynamic dancers who embody rhythm and grace. Dancers will have a variety of experiences, including breathing, isolations, floor work, barre work and progressions across the floor; while exploring the intersection of Dunham technique and high-spirited, folkloric-inspired movement.