Fri, Oct 14|
Guzzetta Hall Studio 194
Terpsichore Dance Club with guest artist Alexandra Barbier
Join Terpsichore, the University of Akron's student dance club, for a master class led by artist Alexandra Barbier (Urbana, IL).
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Guzzetta Hall Studio 194, 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA
About the Event
This class will focus on the posing, footwork, and explosive arm gestures of punkin'/waacking technique, as well as provide participants with a brief history of the form as it has evoled.
Alexandra Barbier (Urbana, IL) is an artist, educator, and performance maker whose practices emerge from dance, performance art, Blackness, and queerness. She promotes whimsy, humor, and playfulness while also inspiring critical thought and cultural/societal commentary and inquiry. Alexandra’s works have been presented through Of Moving Colors Contemporary Dance Company, the University of Utah, Deseret Experimental Opera, Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival, Great Salt Lake Fringe Fest, and Queer Spectra Arts Festival. She has been on faculty for the Joffrey Ballet and Jazz + Contemporary trainee programs and the Joffrey South summer intensive, has guest taught and lead residencies in several university dance programs throughout the country (including DeSales University, Davidson College, and University of Georgia Athens), and has held the Raymond C. Morales Post-MFA Fellowship in the University of Utah’s School of Dance. She recently accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Illinois Department of Dance. Alexandra holds a B.A. in French with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, and an M.F.A. in Modern Dance.