Join former Bill T. Jones principal dancer Germaul Barnes for a special guest master class in association with Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance produced by Tonya Amos and the Grown Women Dance Collective.
Mr. Barnes will teach the GeeDance technique, a creation of hybrid dance forms that fuses elements from various cultures and Modern dance techniques with a clear African retention movement vocabulary. Developed by Germaul Barnes and his ballet masters, the GeeDance Technique class exposes students to the fundamentals of the Barnes style of movement. Class will support students in building power and strength and developing balance and speed. With additional focus on isometric conditioning and proper alignment, class teaches students how to apply strength, power, and accuracy to movement. Utilizing choreographic methods such as retrograde, reversal, and inversion, the class also provides students with the opportunity to think, act and move creatively, while reflecting on self-awareness and social responsibilities.