Drag: The Workshop
Presented by SNJV
JULY 6, 7, 8
$0-$75 sliding scale
A workshop exploring the revolutionary art form of drag. A space to explore your inner drag divinity and how to apply the philosophy of identity to everyday life. We will explore movement and expression through pop culture, music, and of course a FIERCE attitude huntyyy! Come as you are and get ready to step into the spotlight.
Drag: The Workshop will include a variety of activities including discussion, movement, and creative exploration.
SNJV is an artist using dance, drag, and drama to showcase humanity. He infuses culture into dance and fashion to create performances for stage and film. He holds the title of Mr. GAPA 2019/2020 and is the first South-Asian title holder in GAPA’s history. (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance). He is co-founder of Parivar-a social collective to support and celebrate queer, trans, gender non-conforming folks connected to the South Asian diaspora. He is also a teacher who lectures about his research on drag, dance, and identity in university spaces.
Photo Credit: Christian Cuison
Intro to Modern
with Robin Nasatir
JUNE SERIES: Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23
$20-$80 sliding scale*
This 4-week series is perfect for first-time dancers who want to learn in a small, safe, and supported atmosphere. The series provides a fun and encouraging environment where students learn dance fundamentals through short, easy to learn dance sequences. The class will cover the basic structure of a dance class, modern dance vocabulary, key concepts, and how to pick up sequences and memorize choreography. With time to ask questions and explore movement ideas, this series is great for brand new dancers, beginning level dancers who want to revisit the fundamentals, and dancers with experience in other styles looking to start training in modern.
Born and raised in Berkeley, Robin Nasatir started dancing at Shawl-Anderson at 11. In her early performing career, she was a founding member of Mobius Dance Company and then worked with various choreographers in the Bay Area and New York City. More recently, she has been performing with Dana Lawton Dances since 2010, and has performed with the Ruth Botchan Company, Amy Rosen, Nina Haft & Company, Kate Mitchell, Risa Jaroslow, and AXIS Dance Company, among others. Robin’s classes are focused on beginners and older adults, where she loves to see people find joy and confidence as they build strength, balance, and grace through dance.