Master class with Kimberley Cooper- Artistic Director and Choreographer of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD)! This class will focus on musicality, rhythm, groove, movement of the torso, the body’s relationship to the ground, and personal style. In true DJD style, we will dance to the music of jazz and its family, we will sing a little, hopefully laugh a little, and get down a lot. Jazz shoes or a light sneaker are preferred but not essential. Cooper has been a part of DJD for almost 3 decades, as dancer (1989-2013), Resident Choreographer/Artistic Associate (2002-2013), and Artistic Director (2013-present). Cooper has created 18 pieces for DJD since 2002 including co-creation of ¡BULLA! A loud Cuban Jazz Experiment (2004/5) which premiered at the Havana Jazz Festival. She was named Emerging Artist of the Year by Alberta Dance Alliance (2002), Artist in Residence during Calgary as Cultural Capital of Canada (2012), and was awarded Dance Victoria’s Crystal Dance Prize for research in Brazil (2014). Cooper wrote a chapter in the book City of Animals for University of Calgary’s Humanities, regarding her piece created with American jazz bassist and composer William Parker (2017).
This class is for teen/youth and adult dancers:
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Contact Melissa Mahady Wilton, Dance Engagement Coordinator, at:
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