Catherine Turocy has been asked to be a part of the faculty in this new dance workshop on the Big Island. It is the only workshop of its kind being offered this summer.
What is unique about this workshop?
Hawaii is a fusion of cultures. The workshop will reflect this creative force of fusion through improvisation based on the dance styles taught by master teachers in Jookin, Baroque, Hula, Tango, Modern and Ballet.
A dancer learns about performance by performing. A choreographer learns about creating dances by creating. This unique workshop will offer performance opportunities with live music and these performances will be rooted in improvisation both structured and free form.
The Art of Improvisation is all about process. Improvisation is a mindful meditation and this mind/body process helps new information sink deeper into the dancer’s consciousness. Playing with new movement through improvisation quickens the performer’s understanding of what the spirit of the dance is all about.
The spontaneity of Jookin, a popular street dance style, can bring a freshness to the performing body translated to any style. We are so excited to have Ron Myles, aka Prim Tyme, share his perspectives on dance and performance with us.
What is the Connection with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival? HPAF is producing the workshop. Given at the same time as the Instrumental Program, dancers will be able to work with musicians in the classroom and in performance. Performing opportunities with live music include dancing to Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
the first week and then work with Prime Tyme in a Jookin intensive the second week, culminating in an exciting performance at the end of the workshop.
What is Jookin?
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More information, class schedule and registration forms…will soon be posted on the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Website But now you can PRE-REGISTER by emailing Angel Prince , also on faculty, email@example.com before the workshop fills up. By registering now you will be the first to get updates on the workshop and you will have priority over those who inquire later.
We hope to see you at this innovative dance workshop crossing cultures and time!