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Dance showcase + free dance class

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Around the Big Apple Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 15 Aug 19:00 - 21:00

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Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP to the dance company is required.

In celebration of the Clark Center’s 60th anniversary, the showcase upholds the mission of a space to cultivate emerging artists, with room for dancers and choreographers from every demographic to feel comfortable to create the work they want to make. It has long served as an incubator for young talent and many of the choreographers who worked at the center have gone on to create their own companies. Much of the all-star lineup has been around since the center first opened. Tony-Award winner, George Faison, will be creating a new work for his Universal Dance Experience ; 5Plus Ensemble features dancers 50 years of age and older, including former Ailey dancers, Hope Clarke and Michael Thomas; Dyane Harvey-Salaam (an alumni of George Faison’s company) is a founding member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre) and award recipient, including multiple AUDELCO Awards; Juel D. Lane has been a featured choreographer for Ailey II and had work commissioned by the Atlanta Ballet; Amy Hall Garner has choreographed, coached, and worked as a creative consultant on projects such as Law & Order, and Chappelle’s Show, and teaches at New York University’s New Studio on Broadway at Tisch School of the Arts; and The HSA Dance Ensemble features young dancers from the Harlem School of The Arts, and led by former Ailey dancer, Aubrey Lynch.