that all people can dance, that dance is not for the selected few. Teaching
is a dialogue, a conversation in which I learn as much as much I teach.
Dance has the capacity to cross cultures and create understanding. I
believe in the joyous spirituality of movement and in the pleasure of
GABRI CHRISTA DANCE
material from old and recent repertoire. The warm-up incorporates yoga
and several afro-Caribbean dances. Weight and lush free moving are explored.
Movement sequences from the present company repertoire will be taught.
COMPOSITION in combination with the class, works on creating new material
for performance and focuses on composition through improvisation.
African Diaspora Dance
and Ritual. Gabri Christa holds a Masters Degree from the University
of Washington and has developed and taught a course on African Diaspora
Dance and Ritual at the University of Washington. She has lectured at
Fordham University and other Universities. She will draw from her research
for following classes.
Tambu: Afro-Curaçao's Music and Dance of Resistance*
Winti (the vodou of Surinam)*
Cuban Modern Dance; history and development.