Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham was an American dancer, choreographer, songwriter, author, educator and activist who was trained as an anthropologist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century …read more

Ned Williams will host a Dunham Technique workshop on Sunday October 10, 2010 at PMT Dance Studio in Manhattan. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in the dances of Africa and the African diaspora to attend.

What is the Dunham Technique?
A blend of African & Caribbean movement (flexible torso and spine; articulated pelvis; isolation of the limbs; and polyrhythmic movement) integrated with techniques of ballet and modern dance.

Dunham Technique Workshop
October 10, 2010 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
hosted by Ned Williams

Beginner Class ($20) 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Prerequisite: no dance training necessary

The class supports the beginning student by providing a constructive warm-up through guidance on healthy body movement and coordination as well as a strong emphasis on basic placement and alignment. Learn the fundamentals of Dunham techniques such as Dunham flatback, body isolations and head rolls in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Advanced Class ($20) 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Prerequisite: at least 2 years technique dance training

This class supports the advanced student with concentration on Dunham combinations across the floor, intense bar work and fluid body movement. It encourages students to develop an in-depth understanding of movement as well as meaningful appreciation of Dunham technique in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

at PMT Dance Studio
69 West 14th Street at 6th Ave, 3rd Floor

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