Step Out, Cleveland November 08, 2014 - November 09, 2014
About the Work
Cleveland Public Library together with LAND studio presents STEP OUT, CLEVELAND, a conversation on dance as a social art form and invitation to build community through dance. The program will feature distinguished guests:
- DJ FreQ Nasty, groundbreaking electronic music producer and pioneer of Yoga of Bass, a study of the spiritual connection between yoga and dance;
- Ragen Chastain, champion dancer, marathoner and Health at Every Size advocate who blogs at danceswithfat.com about self-esteem and body image;
- Ana Rokafella Garcia, pioneer female breakdancer inspiring new generations of hip hop artists through her nonprofit Full Circle;
- Sokeo Ros; hip hop artist who mentors young performers and delivers his own story of struggle, pain, and progress through dance and other creative projects; and
- Leah Nelson, choreographer, producer and international performer with a passion for organizing social change through the arts.
These guests will join a multidisciplinary panel of experts for a public discussion on self-expression and community building through dance, beginning at 11 AM on Saturday November 8, 2014. Following this event, program attendees are invited to participate in a series of free dance workshops and to return at 8 PM for an evening dance party, with entertainment from local and international DJs including the Fungineers, a super group of fantastic Funovators who create colorful music, videos, live shows, and more. Come for a session or stay for the day. The party ends at midnight. Join us again Sunday at 11 AM to participate in The Yoga of Bass a community workshop and yoga practice lead by DJ FreQ Nasty and Claire Thompson.
How It Started
Held annually, the Lockwood Thompson Dialogues expose the Cleveland community to unrehearsed and provocative discussions that are built upon themes formulated to be relevant to current events or topics of public interest and engagement. The dialogues are generously funded through an endowment of the late Lockwood Thompson, who was an avid art collector and trustee to the Cleveland Public Library.
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All events are free and open to the public and will take place in Cleveland’s Global Center for Health Innovation and Convention Center located at 1 St. Clair Avenue NE.
Come for a session, or stay for the day. Information and Registration HERE!