Lock and Release with Ogemdi Ude
In this hour-long class, we will search for areas of weight and tension in our bodies and access them in our dancing. We will begin with a brief warm-up to gently wake our Sunday morning bodies, before leading into guided improvisation for movement and voice, and ending in a short, DIY, phrase. We will actively listen to tensions in our body that we rather forget. What healing potential can we uncover there?
Ogemdi Ude is a Nigerian-American dance artist, educator, and doula based in Harlem, New York. She aims to incite critical engagement with embodied black history as a means to imagine black futurity. Her work has been presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Danspace Project, Gibney, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, and for BAM’s DanceAfrica festival. She currently serves as Head of Movement for Drama at Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan and is adjunct faculty in the Dance MFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Photo by Geoffrey O Connor.
Any donations $1 – $25 is greatly appreciated, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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