Learning to Let Yourself Move
Baba Richard Gonzalez
We all admire the grace, fluidity, and freedom dancers express, and their ability to step out of ordinary life into the realm of pure, rhythmic movement. But few of us feel we have the ability—or the nerve—to do much dancing ourselves. In this workshop, you’ll learn the practical craft of dancing: basic Afro-Caribbean dance movements, different kinds of rhythm, and the physical language of expressive symbolic movements. Whatever your experience, explore how to cast off self-judgment and wholeheartedly throw yourself into the larger dance of life. You’ll discover how to:
- Move beyond your inhibitions and expressive limitations
- Savor the moment of being in the limelight, rather than fear it
- Use rehearsal skills to build your self-assurance in many settings
- Experience the joy of traditional African-infused Caribbean dances
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Baba Richard Gonzalez is an award-winning teacher, interpreter, choreographer, and performer of Afro-Caribbean folkloric and contemporary dance, who’s shared the stage with some of our most notable artists during his career.