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Dance Modern Lab Master Class Series: Red Stowall

  1. Friday October 19 12:00pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theater

Erika ‘Red’ Stowall is an award-winning artist in dance and choreography residing in Detroit, MI. She is a recipient of the Kresge Artist Fellowship, Applebaum’s Emerging Art Award as well as Fulbright Hays GPA Study Abroad grant, awarded through University of Detroit Mercy. Stowall uses her classic training in modern, jazz, and ballet, combined with her background in West African dance as the foundation of her work. Her work is based on her life in Detroit, representation of black stories, and advocating for black women voices. Stowall sees her art as a calling and is passionate about creating performance pieces that invite conversation on safe space for women of color, restoration, and positive narrative/images of black communities. Stowall is the founder and current artistic director of Big Red Wall Dance Company.

Each Modern Lab session features a different guest artist teaching a master class and sections from their repertory. This panorama of the contemporary dance field is presented to broaden the students’ awareness of potential career possibilities. Each guest artist conducts a 30-minute technique class/warm-up and then teaches repertory that is performed by the class. In the final 15 minutes, faculty coordinator Bill De Young conducts a Q & A with each artist, discussing their career; their recommendations for transitioning from student to professional, and what they look for when they audition dancers for their projects.

This event supported in part by the EXCEL Lab.

Free - no tickets required