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Master Class: Modern Technique with Sylvana Christopher

Where: Baltimore Theatre Project

When: Wednesday March 21, 6pm

Who: Sylvana Christopher is an artist native to Washington, D.C. and Maryland. An active choreographer and teacher she is committed to bringing dance to people's lives as a means of expressing the inner self through physical motion. Her choreographic work has been presented at a variety of stages including the National Museum of African Art, The Atlas Performing Arts Center and The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. She believes in building community through dance and used that belief to co-found the Glade Dance Collective in 2009 with dance advocate Betsy Loikow. A graduate of The Washington School of Ballet, Christopher also holds a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from The Ohio State University. Following her education, Christopher traveled the world researching a variety of dance forms, performing with local companies and currently teaches children a variety of dance forms at Dance Place, Joy of Motion Dance Center, The Washington Ballet and Word Dance Theater.

Christopher is making modern dances recounting a lasting childhood experience as well as current state of global affairs. Her trio ash is in response to nuclear arms proliferation and unimaginable fear of nuclear winter.  For her quintet on DancEthos, Christopher is searching for the light at the end of the tunnel, with a satirical look at dominant super powers and so-called leaders to music off John Lee's new album Chububalo. In addition to these two new works, she will be dancing a solo by Howard Community College Professor and fellow Ohio State alum; Joan Nicholas-Walker, for whom she danced her graduate concert focusing on her trip to Madagascar. Lastly, her duet "Then She Fell/The Last Word" with Maggie Lockhart also to Lee’s music and initially, created for 5by5, will round out her portion of "Drawing the Universe" on March 23.

What: A hodgepodge of ballet, hip hop, modern, jazz, West African and improvisation techniques, this master class will sample Sylvana Christopher’s repertoire for eager dancers to learn and contaminate.

How much: Only $10.00!

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