This is a liberation practice method that uses the Nguzo Saba and dance improvisation to decolonize our philosophical beliefs based in capitalism and re center and value communitarian beliefs. The Nguzo Saba are the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
What to expect: Participants would need a journal, writing utensil. Be ready to discuss/ share out loud as well as dance. This experience will challenge us in uncomfortable ways. Please come to the workshop with an open mind for yourself and the other participants.
Tashara Gavin-Moorehead is a professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator currently based out of Los Angeles. Tashara graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A in Dance and Choreography in 2008. In the last thirteen years she has danced with Inspirit Dance Company and Vissi Dance Theater in New York City, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago and Lula Washington Dance Theater, and is in her 3rd season with Pat Taylor’s Jazzantiqua Music and Dance Ensemble. Tashara has presented her independent work through The Friendship Concert ,The Reflect choreography showcase, and The Los Angeles Fringe Dance Festival, as well as creating site specific solos. Tashara is a huge advocate for dance education and has been teaching in public charter schools, and community based programs for grades K-12 and emphasizes mindfulness in her curriculum. Tashara is currently researching the relationship between the Nguzo Saba and improvisation as a liberation practice, and has recently earned her M.F.A from California State University Long Beach.