Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Expressions Dance was formed in 1993 by Bessie Award winner, Germaul Barnes. The company has gained world renowned attention, performing across the U.S. and at major international festivals, showcasing its style of contemporary dance that fuses a broad range of movements: athletic, gestural and theatrical. The New York Times has claimed that Barnes, “[has] a stage presence that [is] both larger than life and casual.” Barnes has infused this vitality into the company. With a commitment to live music, which is a feature of every performance on its international touring schedule, the company collaborates with leading orchestras, opera companies and musicians such as GRAMMY® award winning pianist and composer, Paul Sullivan among numerous others.
The Restoration Dance Theatre Company (RDTC) members are ambassadors for the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Center for Arts and Culture’s Youth Arts Academy Dance Department. The company receives professional training, attends master classes, and participates in the ChoreoQuest mentorship project working with artistic directors and/or choreographers.
RDTC has an eclectic repertoire grounded in African, ballet, modern and jazz and performs throughout the tri-state area, and is showcased annually at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s, DanceAfrica! with visiting companies from the African diaspora. The ChoreoQuest troupe will perform a special dedication to the late choreographer, Niles Ford.
Master Class 7 – 8pm: Join acclaimed fitness and dance choreographer, Calvin Wiley for a high energy, stylistically diverse dance class.
Event website: http://www.viewsicex.org