Nothing better than to listen to those music tracks that trigger memories and so many positive emotions! From Chaka Demus to some Elephant Man hits, this TUE 23rd JUNE, class is all about OLD SCHOOL Dancehall moves!!
A few weeks ago, I had the priviledge to teach Dancehall Theatre workshops in Venezuela (project organised by the British Council). I was working alongside Professor Orville Hall (Jamaica) who was teaching Dancehall workshops (from Old School to New School) and lectures.
It was such a powerful and emotional week in Caracas! The young people were incredibly hungry for knowledge, but I, also, was able to further and deepen my own research on Dancehall culture.
Orville reminded us all how sacred each move in Dancehall is, how the dance tells the story of the people, how the culture is embedded in the struggle and how all of us teachers have a huge responsibility when passing on that knowledge.
I can’t wait to see you all on Tuesday. I will deliver this Old School class to the best of my abilities, staying as true and authentic to the culture and the moves as I can, remembering Orville’s wise words with each step and story.
TUE 23rd JUNE
at Studio68 (near Southwark or Waterloo Tube station)
Check out some videos below: