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MOVED

MOVED, a Celebration of Black History and Culture Through Dance
presented a FULL DAY of dance featuring local, out of region and state teaching artists. From masterclasses to workshops, to talks and performances, this event will leave you feeling inspired, physical fit and reflective. 

The evening concert, featured a mixed bill by premiering works from commissioned choreographers. All of this was motivated by Black History month and the celebration of the Africanist presence within dance, culture and society.

This event was presented by the Natural Movers Foundation and co-produced with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. 

MOVED 2025 date TBA - Subscribe for updates.                                                        

Teaching and Concert Artists

Meet the invited artists at MOVED 2024 

Schedule of Events

MOVED Schedule

Dance Masterclasses for MOVED 2024

9:00-10:20am

Open Level Ballet

Clarence Brooks

10:30-11:50am

Advanced Contemporary

Branndi Lewis

1:10-2:30pm

Intermediate Hip-Hop

David Stalter, Jr., Featured Artist 

4:15-5:30pm

Open Level African Dance, Umfundalai

Master Teacher Shaness Kemp, Featured Artist

*Ladies: bring a lapa

Men: shakatoes or loose pants

9:00-10:20am

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

Gentry George

12:00-1:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced Repertoire

Shaness Kemp, Featured Artist

*Ladies: bring a lapa

Men: shakatoes or loose pants

2:40-4:10pm

Open Level Broadway Jazz

Garry Q Lewis, Guest Artist

10:30-11:50am

Open Level Modern

Michelle Murray

12:00-1:00pm

Open Level Hip-Hop

Kenny Fowler 

2:40-4:10pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Repertoire 

Branndi Lewis, Guest Artist

Workshops, Presentations and Performances at MOVED 2024

12:00-1:00pm

Workshop: Poetry in Motion

Bianca Davies and Jashua Sa-Ra, co-facilitator

2:40-3:40pm

Panel Discussion: The Africanist Presence within the Arts, Culture and Education

Facilitated by Dr. Bianca Nightengale-Lee

2:40-3:40pm

Community Drum Circle

Abasi Hanif  

*bring drums/some drums provided

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MOVED

in Concert

MOVED in Concert features a mixed bill in celebration of Black History month by premiering works from commissioned Black choreographers and performed by a cast of Black professional artists.

The evening will feature choreography and performances by Larry Albright, Clarence Brooks, Bianca Davies, Gentry George, Branndi Lewis, David Salter, Jr., Ericka Squire and Brittany Williams.
 

A talk-back session will immediately follow the performance. 

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