Monday, February 29, 2016

March 6, 2016 2:00-3:30 PM Tap Workshop with Germaine Ingram at Soundspace 1525

Please join us for a rare cross-disciplinary workshop that wil cover dance, rhythm, voice and theatrical principles. $25.

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“My chief motivation as a tap dancer is to use the jazz tap form to pique people’s imagination, curiosity, emotions, and intellect through exploration of themes that are literary, historical, and social.” - Germaine Ingram

At age 33, Germaine Ingram (b. 1947) took up dance under the tutelage and mentorship of the late LaVaughn Robinson (a 1992 Pew Fellow in the Arts), a Philadelphia tap legend. Since then, she has become a major figure in contemporary jazz tap, following in the tradition of her forbearers while breaking new ground in the art form through oral history, filmmaking, and stage production, in addition to performance and choreography. Ingram’s work addresses social justice and historical narratives, as well as various aspects of the African-American experience, through projects such as Parallel Destinies. An internationally known solo performer, Ingram has received fellowships and awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Independence Foundation, and the Leeway Foundation. Ingram’s project grants in dance awarded support her work bridging movement practice with social issues. Her artistic practice strives to situate dance as part of a larger public discourse, serving as another method to uncover stories effaced in official historical records concerning race, politics, and social relationships dealing with class.
Soundspace 1525
1525 N. Bailey St.
Philadelphia Pa 19121

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