March 12, 2016 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Head to the YBCA Forum between 10am and 3pm, or anytime in between, with your two quarters for our Analogy Edition.
50 Cent Tabernacle: The Analogy Edition
Sat, Mar 12, 10 AM – 3 PM
Look forward to:
10AM: Janet Wong of Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Company – Making and Doing
12PM: Marc Bamuthi Joseph – Can We Design Freedom?
1PM: Stacey Printz – Contemporary Jazz
2PM: Jocquese – Vogue and Tone
Details are below!
We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions send us a message, or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
10AM: MAKING AND DOING with Janet Wong and Rena Butler, Cain Coleman Jr, Jenna Riegel and Antonio Brown of Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Company
We would like to make a spontaneous, site specific work with the participants using movement and choreographic elements that are learned or generated during the course of the class. We will begin with a simple warm-up to prepare the body and mind and then take it from there. Everyone is welcome.
Live Accompaniment will be provided by company dancer and DJ, Antonio Brown.
Janet Wong was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Hong Kong and Singapore. She was trained as a classical dancer and joined the Berlin Ballet in 1985 after graduating from the Royal Ballet School in London. She met Bill T. Jones in Berlin when he was invited to create a work for the company. In 1993, she moved to New York to study modern dance and enroll in college. She joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in 1996 as Rehearsal Director and became Associate Artistic Director in 2006. Her work includes collaborating with Jones on the creation of new work, reviving old work from the repertory, training dancers, and maintaining the level of the Company’s performances.
12PM: CAN WE DESIGN FREEDOM? with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Bamuthi facilitates a writing and movement workshop that responds to this question in poem and urban planning ritual with a late 90’s Brooklyn loft party soundtrack.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, the winner of the 2011 Alpert Award in Theater, and an inaugural recipient of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. He is the founding Program Director of the exemplary non-profit Youth Speaks, and is a co-founder of Life is Living, a national series of one day festivals designed to activate under-resourced parks through hip hop arts and focused environmental action. Joseph recently premiered the Creative Time commission “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos” in New York’s Central Park, and is currently completing a new work with Bill T. Jones for the Philadelphia Opera while serving as Chief of Program and Pedagogy at YBCA. His evening length piece /peh-LO-tah/ has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center and will premiere at YBCA in the Fall of 2016.
1PM: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ with Stacey Printz
Printz’s contemporary-jazz technique mixes physically charged, fresh, contemporary dance with elements of jazz and hip-hop allowing students the opportunity to bridge the gap between dance genres. We will explore a blended style of dance focusing on musicality, syncopation, detailed gesture, floor work, and athleticism.
Printz, Artistic Director of Printz Dance Project (PDP) is a Bay Area based choreographer, dancer, and educator. In addition to teaching at Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center in SF for 13 years, she has been/is on staff at A.C.T, St. Mary’s College, Sonoma State University, and has taught classes and workshops across the US including classes in New York (Broadway Dance Center, NYU, Peridance) and Los Angeles (UCLA, El Camino College). Her company has performed in San Francisco for 14 years, and has toured across the nation and internationally. Printz also collaborates on multi-genre, performing arts pieces choreographing, including YBCA Director of Program and Pedegogy, Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s internationally recognized works, Scourge, The Break/s, Red, Black & Green: A Blues, and is currently working on his newest project /peh-LO-tah/. Printzdance.org
2PM: VOGUE AND TONE with Jocquese
Vogue is characterized by model-like poses, inspired by Vogue Magazine, integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg and body movements. We will cover the six elements of Vogue-ing: hands, spins, catwalk, duck walk, dips and floor performance. Not only will you learn the history of Vogue, but you’ll will receive an intense workout.
Jocquese Whitfield (aka: JoQ) is a dancer/choreographer born and raised in San Francisco. Starting his career steeped in the improvisation of freestyle hip-hop, Jocquese has added modern, classical, and diasporic dance traditions over the last several years. He has been a member of City Shock San Francisco, F.B.C. (Funk Beyond Control), and UFO Movement, J. Jun Productions, and is currently dancing with M.O.M. (Mind Over Matter). Jocquese’s current movement vocabulary revisits the bold, rebellious statements of the 1980s as expressed through fashion, nightlife, and a love of the abstract. A shape-shifter, Jocquese challenges assumptions of sexual identity in dance as he plays with gesture both “masculine” and “feminine”.
(Photo Credit: Paul B Goode)