House Dance/Club Culture
With this workshop you will get to know the fundamentals of House Dance. The dance style is an ensemble of different dance styles, which came together in the Clubs of New York in the late 70s and early 80s. The special movement is hereby the “jack” which identifies House dancers as such. Beside a theoretical input about the position of the dance inside the club culture, the biggest part of the workshop will focus on movement elements: basic steps, variations, choreographic combinations as well as free try outs by yourself.
The workshop is aimed at young people aged 14 – 20.
Sunday from 11:00 – 16:00
Previous knowledge is not required, but a lot of fun and desire to dance!
Participation is free of charge and only with prior registration by January 20th under: email@example.com
We offer water and a lunch buffet for all participants, for which we ask for a contribution of 5,-€ – please bring cash.
Laura Kassé is a dancer & choreographer working with techniques of House Dance, Locking, HipHop & Breaking. Beside others she choreographed & performed her solo “Cord” at Tanz im August in Berlin as well as the duets “Yowla” with Mbegne Kassé at the Festival Kaay Fecc in Dakar and uterus affairs with Lisa Ennaoui at neworks – ada studio in Berlin & beim Urban Academy Dance Festival (Karlstorbahnhof) in Heidelberg. She worked with various artists like Kat Valastur, Rain Kencana or Svea Schneider-Sierra. Over years she pushed the dance community in Berlin with organizing weekly House Dance trainings. She is founder member of the Walashé collective which tries to support and promote especially women in the hiphop scene. Her work focuses on dance-theater-projects, exchanges with international artists & the connection between dance & social work.