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[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn

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Alejandra Ospina

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Saturdays, September 3 – October 22, 2022
FREE

Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired adults.
Dark Room Ballet Series is offered at no cost.
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Participants must register by AUGUST 26, 2022
To register, email: [email protected]


Workshop Description:

About Saturday Introductory Level Class: This ballet technique class is suitable and is designed for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people with no prior knowledge of ballet, or blind and visually impaired people that would like to learn blind-specific dance fundamentals. This repeating series of eight classes introduce students to the most common ballet vocabulary that they would need to know in order to participate in Open Level Dark Room Ballet Class. The class introduces students to necessary anatomical concepts like turnout, torso stability, foot sensitivity and mobility, sightless balancing, and the use of a taped floor for orientation.

Classes take place each Saturday online via the Zoom platform; there is also the option to call in via phone.

[Image description: Krishna, a thin, pale-skinned woman with long dark hair pulled into a braid, poses on a studio stage. She is wearing a simple white dress with her shoulders exposed and a fluffy white headdress perched on her forehead and wrapping down her braid. She looks over her left shoulder as she lightly holds a straight cane between her hands and points her left foot behind her. Photo Credit: Krishna Washburn & Micaela Mamede.]


Upcoming Classes

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat Oct 1 4:00pm - 5:30pm

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat Oct 8 4:00pm - 5:30pm

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat Oct 15 4:00pm - 5:30pm

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat Oct 22 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Related Faculty

Krishna Washburn

Krishna is the director and teacher of Dark Room Ballet, a pre-professional dance curriculum designed for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people, the only course of its kind in the English-speaking world. Krishna holds a Mas...
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Alejandra Ospina

Alejandra Ospina is a first-generation native New Yorker with roots in Colombia. She has been active for many years in advocacy and performance projects locally and beyond. In her youth, she was a founding member of the Fearless Theater Company ...
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