Espy Moves: Dance Class // Bowie

Espy Moves: Dance Class // Bowie

6:30pm, Tue 11 December, 2018

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Event Details

Dance routines inspired by the themes and choreography from iconic music video clips. // 6.30pm

Familiar moves made easy for everyone from beginners and beyond, in an inclusive and judgement free environment. 


CLASSES

All classes are casual with a new short dance routine taught each week:

Dec 4: Michael Jackson

Dec 11: Bowie

Dec 18: Beyonce

Jan 8: Lady Gaga

Jan 15: Kylie

Jan 22: Backstreet Boys

Jan 29: Madonna Vs Britney


TEACHER

James Welbsy

James Welsby is a producer, choreographer and performer with a decade of professional experience in contemporary dance and queer performance. He graduated from the VCA School of Dance in 2007 and in 2008 founded Phantom Limbs (winner "Best Dance" Melbourne Fringe 2013 and "Melbourne Festival Discovery Award"). He has performed for numerous companies (Taylor Mac, Finucane and Smith, BRIEFS,) and independent choreographers (Martin Del Amo, Luke George, and Cadi McCarthy). James is the founder and artistic director of critically acclaimed cult cabaret YUMMY, which has been presented in multiple festivals and continues to tour internationally. 

As a choreographer, James has created work for Club Swizzle, Sisters Grimm, Zoe Coombs Marr, and Lucy Guerin Inc (Pieces for Small Spaces), and has created several full-length shows under his own name. One of which, "HEX," was performed in Next Wave Festival 2014, the International AIDS Conference 2014, and toured Australia in 2015 to Brisbane Powerhouse, PICA, RCC, PACT, and The Street Theatre. James taught at Chunky Move for six years, and was mentored by choreographer Stephanie Lake through JUMP mentoring. His drag alter ego "Valerie Hex" has been seen touring nationally and internationally and has performed in countless nightclubs around the world.

DATES

Every Tuesday beginning 4 December 2018


TIMES  

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your class time. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who remains in the Gershwin Room for the entirety of the class.

DURATION

60 minutes


MORE INFO AND ACCESSIBILITY ENQUIRIES

arts@hotelesplanade.com.au 

Kids 10+ welcome. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Image credit: Gregory Lorenzetti

We acknowledge the lands on which we present these classes are the lands of the Yaluk-ut Weelam people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future.

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