We are thrilled to have back guest artist Germaul Barnes! He’s bringing his signature JOY™ master class - designed for all bodies, all movers, and all experience levels!
JOY™ is a unique high-energy contemporary class that invites dancers to experience Barnes’s fusion of movement forms, merging modern dance and contemporary ballet with influences from masters like Bill T. Jones, Paul Taylor, and Katherine Dunham. Through class, dancers will explore self-empowerment, efficiency, accuracy, and awareness of their bodies, all while claiming individual and collective JOY™.
Friday, April 12, 11:30-12:30
Germaul Barnes is a choreographer, director, master educator, and scholar with a multifaceted career spanning more than 30 years in contemporary dance. Global in vision and influence, he is known for a bold, urgent, energetic movement style, steeped in spirituality and optimism. His work regularly reflects his deep knowledge of anthropology, dance of the African diaspora, musicality, the human condition, and social justice. Barnes is a BESSIE Award-winning former dancer and current répétiteur for the world-renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Notably, he is also the choreographer of Marley - A Musical. He has created more than 50 works for his dance collective Viewsic Dance, presented on stages and by companies across the world. He has served as faculty and as a guest choreographer around the world, including the Alabama School of Fine Arts.