UMOJA DANCE COMPANY
presents a wide variety of programs geared towards all age groups. The
company is prepared to work with the sponsoring organization to design a
program specifically to benefit the intended audience. Please keep in mind
that UMOJA is a Modern and African Dance Company so please specify
which dance form you are requesting. If an African dance is requested, 2-3
musicians must accompany those pieces.
Company repertory is a construction and, or fusion of abstract
modern and African dance. The movement is innovative, provocative yet
forceful and is created from a deep spiritual internal and visceral realm.
Time: 1–3 hours
Programs are geared towards general audiences as well as children.
Programs incorporate audience participation and are ideally suited for
school assemblies, outdoor festivals and large and small group gatherings.
The demonstration includes a discussion of the inspiration of the artist,
how that inspiration was translated into movement and the significance of
the choreography, concluding with a question answer session with the
audience and company.
Time: 30-50 min
Interested participants will experience the process of creating
movement for oneself or a group of dancers. Participants explore the various
methods of choreographing that the Artistic Director uses to create
movement. Participants will be given the opportunity to present their work
and share their choreographic process.
Time: 2 hrs
WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS AND SPECIAL GROUPS:
Movement programs for senior citizens, academic instructors, and other special groups can be arranged.
Time: 60-90 min
Master classes can be conducted singly or in a series. A series
would consist of a combination of classes listed below. Previous dance
training is encouraged but not necessary. Classes incorporate phrases of
movement which are used to further illustrate the style and technique
developed by the Artistic Director.
Time: 90 min-2 hrs
West African Dance
Nutrition for Dancers
Lighting for Dance
Anatomy for Dancers
Yoga & Stretch
Combine any of the above services plus community outreach programs. The length of a residency
is determined by the Artistic Director and the sponsoring organization.
Performances can be presented at the end of the residency.
Audiences are invited to watch the company during an open rehearsal, usually the day before or the day of a performance.
PRE OR POST PERFORMANCE TALK:
A pre- or post-performance talk with the Artistic Director and the company
can be arranged.