May 31 2014
Master Class with Ishmael Houston-Jones

Master Class with Ishmael Houston-Jones

Presented by Movement Forum and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Doing It
What is your first impulse? Can you trust it? What happens when the judge falls asleep? Can sight be a handicap? Can you know too much? This is a class about Improvisation and Composition.

Ishmael Houston-Jones is a Choreographer, Author, Performer, and Teacher. His improvised dance and text work has been performed in New York City, across the United States, in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. In 1984 Houston-Jones and Fred Holland shared a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie Award” for their Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders a meditation on the role of African-Americans in the settling of the West. In 2011 he won a “Besssie Award for the re-imagining of THEM, his 1986 collaboration with composer Chris Cochrane and author Dennis Cooper — an improvisation on the themes of male violence, sexuality and AIDS hysteria. This summer Houston-Jones and Emily Wexler will present their recent collaboration 13 Love Songs: dot dot dot at the American Dance Festival.

Movement Forum is an improvisational Dance Company based in Salt Lake City. They are co-hosting Ririe Woodbury's Saturday Studio Series this summer through Movement Forum's Guest Artist Series. This project is supported in part by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Classes will be in the Mezzanine studio at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

Admission Info

$10 Class Fee

Dates & Times

2014/05/31 - 2014/05/31

Additional time info:

Please arrive 10 min early to register for the class.

Location Info

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101