Richard Gonzalez • Thursday All Day
We all admire the grace, fluidity, and freedom dancers express on stage, 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 dance movements, different kinds of rhythm, the physical language of symbolic movement, and what dancers know about using their bodies. Then you’ll explore how to cast off self-judgment, step out of your non-dancing self, and open up to the experience of rhythmic movement. By discovering your own inner dancer, you’ll learn how to more joyfully and wholeheartedly throw yourself into the larger dance of life.
Richard Gonzalez is a seasoned 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.