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American Sign Language Dance - week 1

  • Shawl-Anderson Dance Center 2704 Alcatraz Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94705 United States (map)

Deaf and hearing dancers of all levels are invited to join in this ASL movement workshop. The cost is $75 for all four classes. (Not per class.) July 5, 12, 26 and August 2.

Register here.

Workshop leaders include:

Antoine Hunter (director and founder of Urban Jazz Dance and the Bay Area Deaf International Dance Festival)
Zahna Simon (assistant director of Urban Jazz Dance)
Danielle Silk (dancer with Urban Jazz Dance)

This workshop will guide participants in exploring the arts through a combination of movement, dance and sign language. Antoine Hunter will teach choreography, Zahna Simon will teach technique, and Danielle Silk will teach theater. All levels of movers welcome - from novice through professional. You will be learning, creating your own work and learning choreography from Antoine Hunter.

A Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter is an award-winning Deaf and hard-of-hearing choreographer, dancer, teacher, actor, poet and Deaf advocate. The Founder and Artistic Director of Urban Jazz Dance, Antoine has also performed with Savage Jazz Dance Company, Nuba Dance Theater, Alayo Dance Company, Robert Moses’ KIN, Man Dance, Sins Invalid, Zaccho Dance Theatre, Amara Tabor-Smith, Kim Epifano and many shows produced by the Lorraine Hansberry Theater. Antoine’s tours have taken him throughout the Bay Area and the world including Cuba, Rome, and Paris. In 2013, Antoine founded and directed the first annual Bay Area Deaf Dance Festival.