Dance Moves and Grooves
A workshop with Jasmine Hearn & Kiki Lucas for A Patient Practice
Saturday, May 1, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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For this interdisciplinary workshop Jasmine Hearn and Kiki Lucas share creative prompts and guide participants in an embodied experience of dance, text, and embodied sound.
Open to all. You will be asked to move.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jasmine Hearn was raised on the land of the Karankawa and Atapake people, now known as Houston, TX. They spend time as vessel and storyteller using dance and sound as materials to compose, conjure, teach, and perform around the world. Hearn graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with their B.A. in Dance. They spend their time steeped in the embodied research of a multidisciplinary practice of performance, dance, story-telling, and memory keeping. Hearn works as a performer, curator, director, choreographer, organizer, and teaching artist. They are currently a company member with Urban Bush Women and are a 2019 Jerome Foundation Jerome Hill Fellow. Hearn has collaborated with multidisciplinary artists, Alisha B. Wormsley, Vanessa German, Holly Bass, Jennifer Nagle Myers, and Solange Knowles.Hearn has also worked and performed with David Dorfman Dance, Alesandra Seutin’s vocabdance, Solange Knowles, Kate Watson-Wallace, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Marjani Forté-Saunders, will rawls, Tara Aisha Willis, Jennifer Myers, Helen Simoneau Danse, Lovie Olivia, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and with Nick Mauss as a part of exhibition, TRANSMISSIONS, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Hearn was awarded a 2017 “Bessie”Award for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture, and has had residencies at the PearlArts Studios, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Camargo Foundation, and Dance Source Houston. Hearn was a 2018 Movement Research AIR.
Point Park University alumna Kiki Lucas begins her second year as an assistant professor of dance teaching Jazz Technique and Entrepreneurship for the Arts. Lucas spends her weekends traveling as part of Modas Dance faculty, as well as a freelance teacher and choreographer. Additionally, since 2002, she’s taught for Point Park’s International Summer Dance program. In spring 2020, alongside Director Stephen Sposito, she choreographed Point Park’s rendition of Pippin. Lucas was the resident choreographer of Houston Metropolitan Dance Company for eight years and a company dancer for 11 seasons in Houston. She recently spent a year in Miami presenting three full-length evening performances as the resident choreographer of Mosaic Dance Project. She has worked with Robert Battle, Kate Skarpetowska, Peter Chu, Pattie Obey, Salim Gaulwoods, Sidra Bell, Larry Kegwin, Joe Celej, Jason McDole and Kiesha Lalama. Her choreography has been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out Stage, The Kennedy Center, Houston Met Dance, Towson University, Marygrove College, Point Park University, University of Central Oklahoma, The Grier School and James Madison University.
ADDITIONAL PATIENT PRACTICE WORKSHOPS
Listening and Responding with Text and Movement with Bekezela Mguni
Thursday, May 6, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Movement and Composition with Staycee Pearl
Saturday, August 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Jasmine Hearn’s A Patient Practice is presented with support from the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.