The Alloy School, West African (all ages)
Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5
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This class will guide you through the fundamentals of traditional West African dance, with an emphasis on drums and accompanying drum rhythms. Classes start with a warm-up, followed by a sequence of movements across the floor. These sessions are taught by Chrisala Brown.
Instructor: Chrisala Brown is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Pittsburgh. She received her BFA in dance from Temple University. She has worked with The Legacy Arts Project and Balafon West African Dance Ensemble among others, where she has incorporated African Diasporic traditions in dance styles. Additionally, Brown has studied and performed traditional West African music and dance from the Republic of Guinea, Senegal and Mali. For Brown, music and dance are a bridge in the cultural divide.
The Alloy School is made possible with support from The Grable Foundation and is relaunched in collaboration with PearlArts as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual-Aid Residency.
Class photo by Kitoko Chargois