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Black Dance Aesthetics with Michelle Gibson

South Dallas Cultural Center

Choreographer Michelle Gibson secondlines back to SDCC! Join South Dallas Cultural Center for high energy, roots deepening movement classes that will focus on aesthetics derived from the African Diaspora combined with traditional and cultural vocabulary, every Saturday, March 23 – April 13 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Her teaching practice and choreographic works range from genres of the African Diaspora, Contemporary / Traditional Modern, Afro Funk, Jazz, and her own New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic.

All ages & experience levels are encouraged to attend.

March 23, 2019                       Afro-Modern

March 30, 2019                       The Buckshop: Secondline

April 6, 2019                            Samba

April 13, 2019                          Afro-Funk

Tickets:                                    $15


Michelle N. Gibson | Dance Instructor
Michelle N. Gibson, choreographer, instructor, and performing artist, received her B.F.A in Dance from Tulane University and her MFA in Dance and Performance Studies from Hollins University/American Dance Festival at Duke University graduate program. Relocated to Dallas, Texas after Katrina, New Orleans native Michelle studied at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow, and the Urban Bush Women's, "Walking with Pearl Primus" intensive. Her motion picture credits include having been cast as a featured dancer in the Academy Award-nominated film, "Interview With a Vampire," the Academy Award-winning film "Ray," and the movie "Just My Luck" with Lindsay Lohan.

Michelle Gibson’s choreographic works include New Orleans Second Line: Takin It To The Roots performed at the American Dance Festival summer 2011, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters with the Dallas Children's Theatre, currently on tour; "Krump" choreographed and accompanied by the LoneStar Wind Orchestra at the Meyerson Center; Texas Educators Music Conference in San Antonio accompanying the Texas University Orchestra; 2008 South Dallas Dance Festival premiering excerpts from I Made It, But Some Didn't, a tribute to souls survivors of Hurricane Katrina; the Dallas premiere of Evolution: Honoring, recognizing, and uplifting women of color and Sisters of the Yam which premiered at South Dallas Cultural Center in 2012.





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