Learning to Let Yourself Move
BABA RICHARD GONZALEZ
We all admire the grace, fluidity, and freedom dancers express, and their ability to step out of ordinary life into the realm of pure, rhythmic movement. But few of us feel we have the ability—or the nerve—to do much dancing ourselves. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the practical craft of dancing: basic Afro Caribbean dance movements, different kinds of rhythm, and the physical language of expressive symbolic movements. Whatever your experience with dance, explore how to cast off self-judgment and learn how to wholeheartedly throw yourself into the larger dance of life.
- Discover how to move beyond your inhibitions and expressive limitations
- Learn to reframe the moment of being in the limelight as one to savor and not to fear
- Explore how rehearsal skills can build your self-assurance in other settings
- Experience traditional African-infused Caribbean dances
Baba Richard Gonzalez is an award-winning teacher, interpreter, choreographer, and performer of Afro-Caribbean folkloric and contemporary dance, who’s shared the stage with some of our most notable artists during his 25-year career. His dance forms exhibit a strong fusion of the African, Spanish, and Taino influences of the Caribbean.