John V. Lindsay East River Park
SummerStage Dance: The Francesca Harper Project and World Jazz Master Class
Friday, August 16, 2013
7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
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7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Cecilia Marta
8:00 PM – Performances
Francesca Harper blends original choreography, dance, music and film to create groundbreaking works that are category-defying. Harper has performed in several Broadway productions including: Fosse, The Producers, The Frogs, and The Color Purple. The Oakland Tribune says “Harper, who has the physique of a modern goddess, had the audience on the edge of its seats.” She has choreographed works for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Tanz Graz, and her own company The Francesca Harper Project, which aspires to create a unique style – classical dance forms, deconstructed and fused with cutting-edge text, music, and film. The content of the pieces are rooted in her most fundamental themes: creation, imperfection, love, humanity, race, sexuality, politics, and identity. The Francesca Harper Project embraces and celebrates the spirit of diversity and individuality.
Conceived, choreographed and directed by Francesca Harper, Modo Fusion: Art Prototype is an hour-long exploration through the world of beauty pageants, using a surreal blend of original dance, music, film and narration.
Master Class: Come join Cecilia Marta in discovering the richness of World Jazz and embody it's instinctual rhythms and sensual organic flow.
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