COME DANCE WITH US during Garnet Weekend!
All are welcome and the Djembe workshop in particular is a good fit for families and dancers of all ages and abilities.
All events will take place in the Lang Performing Arts Center. Questions? Email email@example.com
2:30-3:45pm Contemporary Partnering and Floorwork with five two Dance Company (Lang Performing Arts Center - Boyer Dance Studio)
Sophie Gray-Gaillard '20 and Olivia Passarelli’s class centers on highly physical partnering and floorwork. With emphasis on sequencing in and out of the floor, this master class will incorporate strength building and alignment practices as well as elements of safe weight sharing. Culminating in phrase work from one of five two’s newest pieces, dancers will be challenged to discover their artistic autonomy within five two’s movement vocabulary.
4-5pm An Introduction to Djembe Dance with Jeannine Osayande (Lang Performing Arts Center - Boyer Dance Studio)
Kakilambe, is a Neo-traditional mask dance and rhythm from the Baga people of Guinea, West Africa. Kakilambe commemorate a good harvest and is also utilized to restore balance in the community. Kakilambe became popular overseas in the 1970s when the dance was rearranged and selected as a featured dance for the international touring company, Les Ballets Africains during the National African Dance Movement, the Civil Rights Movement and the African Independence Movement.
As a teaching artist, I find that Kakilambe is a great dance and rhythm for all levels of learners. Additionally, the concepts of planting a seed, and later harvesting the product provides the learner with an opportunity to think about collective work and responsibility, forward thinking and roles we serve as community makes. The drums used for Kakilambe are the Djembe / Djundjun family of drums, 12th century drums from the Mande/Mekenke people of the Mali Empire.
Swarthmore College Fall Dance Concert
Fall '23 Dance Concert
Friday 12/8 @ 4:30 PM
Saturday 12/9 @ 7:00 PM
Pearson-Hall Theater, Lang Performing Arts Center
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Dance Program sends a warm invitation to all to attend our Fall 2023 Dance Concert, featuring dances and music from a variety of styles and cultural traditions.
Can’t make it in person?
This event is sponsored by the Dance Program.
This event is taking place in person. All visitors must comply with the College's COVID policy.
The closest parking lot to the event venue is the DuPont parking lot.
Accessibility Advance Notice
Swarthmore College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event sponsor, or Susan Smythe, ADA Program Manager at 610-690-2063 in advance of your participation or visit.