New Voices/New Visions will host a dance workshop today and Friday from
Brown, an assistant professor of dance at
"I'll be teaching two session of classes -- mostly modern dance -- which will be open to the public," Brown said. "I'm really eager to see what the kids in the community have to offer and see the colloquial dancing provided here. I'm hoping the community shows up and this is the beginning of a long-term project. I would like to have more performers from metropolitan areas come and broaden the horizons of the young people interested in the arts."
"Art tends to give self-esteem, teaches young people how to speak and it brings a lot of opportunity," Shedrick said. "The arts are something that enriches your life."
Shedrick also said Brown originally choreographed a dance troupe for the organization's initial summer camp and appreciated her giving back to
"It's great that she's here for the community, and I hope to think we played a part in her career as a dancer," he said. "Christal has been all over the world, and for her to come here and offer her teachings shows her heart and shows she sees a need in arts for the city."
Both days are free to the public.
Where: J.H. Sampson Community Life Center,
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