Have you always wanted to try a ballet class? The dance artists and faculty from Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre host a free online open ballet class for beginners at 10 a.m. Saturday. The class is designed to help students develop their knowledge of ballet with slow exercises to learn about body alignment and positioning. There is also a free online class for intermediate and advanced students with five years of ballet experience or more at 10 a.m. June 27. The classes are for ages 16 and up. One caveat: most of the exercises will be given at the barre, so if you don’t have one on your living room wall, have something sturdy enough to use as a substitute.
Bill T. Jones, one of the most celebrated choreographers and dance artists in history, will be the featured guest at a virtual town hall meeting at 3:30 p.m. June 25 on Atlanta, Art and Connections hosted by WABE’s Lois Reitzes. Jones is at work on a new piece called “What Problem?” that explores the tension between belonging to a community and feelings of isolation that many feel due to the pandemic and the divisive political times. That work is set to be performed at the Ferst Center for the Arts in October. Jones and Reitzes will be joined by Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera and Mykala Sinclair, a Georgia Tech student who leads Art Matters, a student collective focused on the art of movement. The town hall is hosted by WABE and Georgia Tech Arts. Admission is free, and you can register HERE.
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