Double Dunham Weekend with Penny Godboldo
Saturday, December 14 • 10:30am-12:00pm ($15)
Sunday, December 15 • 11:30am-1:30pm ($18)
Take both workshops for $28 (save $5)
Discover the Katherine Dunham Technique and the joy of dance in these workshops with Penny Godboldo. Explore the folkloric tradition of Dunham in Haitian, Cuban, Brazilian, and African American dance in a comprehensive class that includes a traditional warm up, center floor sequence, series of progressions, and breathing exercises. You will enjoy a class that starts out centered and meditative that gradually becomes high-spirited and powerful as you learn the “Dunham way of life.” With amazing live drumming.
Workshop 1 will introduce Dunham Technique vocabulary to those who are at the Int./Adv level in any dance form. There will be an emphasis on folkloric rhythms.
Workshop 2 will continue the Dunham technique vocabulary, with an emphasis on performance techniques and choreography.
Attendance at both sessions is strongly recommended.
About Penny Godboldo:
Penny Godboldo is an Associate Professor of Dance Education at Marygrove College in Detroit, where she served as chair of the dance department for 18 years. She one of only 12 instructors in the world certified to teach Dunham, and serves on the Dunham Technique Certification Board. She also served as a Demonstrator for Katherine Dunham during master classes, and was trained by former Dunham company members. Penny researched Dunham Technique in Cuba, Brazil, and China, and taught and/or performed it internationally. She is the Artistic Director of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church Liturgical Dance Ministry and Artistic Director of the P.G. Institute, which focuses on instruction in dance and music for youth and adults in the Detroit community. Ms. Godboldo is Co-Director of the Detroit Legacy Project, an organization that promotes the legacy of Katherine Dunham, and others who have greatly influenced the art and culture of our world.