Creative Classroom: Modern African Dance

January 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am – February 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
684 Purchase Street New Bedford
MA 02740
Zeiterion PAC
Creative Classroom: Modern African Dance @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

In this 5 week course, you’ll learn Acogny: the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. Acogny is based on traditional African dances from Senegal and Benin and Western dance techniques like classical ballet, release, and Graham technique. Acogny asks us to place ourselves inside the community and nature and encourages us to become aware of our own bodies: by feeling, touching, and enjoying them. Acogny celebrates that every body is different and talks about life and the connection between human beings and nature. Joy, play, love and music are at the heart of this technique. No prior dance experience necessary.
Saturdays, from January 21 to February 25 (no class 1/28). 9-10am. Zeiterion Lounge.
Ages 18+
Pay what you can! Choose $20, $10 or $5 (Card to Culture) per class at check-out. Enroll now at, by phone at 508-994-2900, or in person at The Z Box Office at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford.
These prices reflect our commitment to pay our teaching artists a living wage. Card to Culture pricing is available for EBT, WIC, and Connector Care cardholders to ensure that our Creative Classroom remains accessible to all. If you are not eligible for Card to Culture, you may choose between the $10 and $20 per class options on our sliding scale. Please note that a limited number of tickets are available at each price point, so register early!

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