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Join Caroline to TWERKOUT and be guided through 2 Dancehall styles that are endemic to her practice and identity.

WORKSHOPS: STUDIO SWITCH | TWERKOUT WITH CAROLINE GARCIA

25 Jun 2016 | 10.30am - 1pm

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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) has transformed its Switch Gallery into studio spaces to accommodate six artists. The nine week tenure of Studios Switch will involve intense research, artistic creation as well as professional and community networking. Studios Switch will also provide members of the public access to artists. Caroline Garcia is a culturally promiscuous, performance maker. She works across live performance and video using a hybrid mix of cross-cultural dance, ritual, new media, and the sampling of popular culture and colonial imagery. She takes an intersectional approach to contemporary dance (read: twerking) and the cultural politics of identity. She is concerned with forgotten choreographies, mimetic movement, alternate ways of viewing images of the past that avoid classical myths, and the cultural make-up of the Filipina.

Join Caroline Garcia for STUDIOS SWITCH: TWERKOUT, and be guided through 2 Dancehall styles that are endemic to her practice and identity.

Bookings essential t: 98241121 | e: reception@casulapowerhouse.com


Reggaeton Dance Class (Open Level) | Saturday 25June |10.30-11.30am |$5| Ages 16+ (25 people max)

Reggaeton originated in Panama as ‘Spanish Reggae’ and spread in popularity throughout Latin America, especially in Puerto Rico. The Reggaeton beat was derived from one of the most renowned Jamaican Dancehall “riddims” and is a fusion of Reggae, Latin and Hip-hop styles.

In this class, we will focus on strong and sensual hip movements and also incorporate Hip-hop grooves and Afro-Latin dance technique into a short piece of choreography. Please wear comfortable and stretchy clothing and sneakers.


Jamaican Dancehall Class (Open Level) | Saturday 25June |12-1pm |$5 | Ages 16+ (25 people max)

Dancehall is the popular urban dance of Jamaica that originated in downtown Kingston. It is an energetic, sensual and fierce street style that has been a means to express Jamaican culture and spirituality.

In this class, we will concentrate on movements predominantly danced by females in the Dancehall scene, with an emphasis on isolating the pelvis through wining and twerking movements. Please wear comfortable and stretchy clothing and sneakers.

Caroline Garcia 

Photo Credit: Leslie Liu

Event Information

Durationeach session 1 hour
with half hour break

Ages16+

Cost$5 per session


Phone02 9824 1121

Emailreception@casulapowerhouse.com

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