June is going to be a busy and exciting month! Among the highlights, I'm published in a print magazine, I'm thrilled to launch Sydnie L. Mosley Dances' first self-produced choreography project, and in a few weeks my kids at the YMCA will dress as wolves and ask, "Who's bad?" Please take a moment to check out the classes, workshops and performances that will kick off a wonderful summer. I invite you to take part whenever you can because let's face it, dancing is always better when lots of folks are involved. :)
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Published Interview in June 2011 Issue Dance Magazine!
Check out this month’s Dance Magazine! I authored the monthly interview column, Teacher’s Wisdom. Turn to page 54, or see online my exchange with one of New York City’s leading African Dance instructors, Djoniba Mouflet.
The Window Sex Project Launches!
The Window Sex Project addresses and tackles street harassment, the every day practice in which women are forced to bear unsolicited verbal harassment from men while walking on the street. Through community workshops and choreographed performance, The Window Sex Project will give voice to these concerns and restore agency to women by equipping them to manage street harassment, celebrating their bodies and creating a public artwork, specifically a dance performance which takes place in an art gallery.
The Window Sex Project: Community Workshops invites Harlem women ages 18-35 to participate in a FREE workshop ($10 non-Harlem residents) on Saturday June 25, July 16 or August 20, 10 am–3pm. These workshops aim to address and tackle street harassment in both a practical and a creative manner. Rooted in movement, discussion, and healthy eating, participants will investigate the way in which the bodies of women in Harlem are perceived. REGISTER NOW
The Window Sex Project: Performance places six women of varying body types on pedestals in an art gallery setting, forcing audiences to contend with the objectification of the female body in our contemporary society. CLICK HERE and HELP LAUNCH the fully produced performance in Fall 2011 by fueling our project on RocketHub.
Saturday, June 4th, 1pm
Louis J. Valentino, Jr., Park & Pier, Brooklyn
INSPIRIT performs at The 18th Annual Red Hook Fest, presented by DANCE THEATRE ETCETERA: Red Hook Fest is a celebration of culture and community, celebrating the accomplishments of over 200 young people in performing arts programs across NYC. Interact with art through photography, story-telling, dance and more! Check it out at: http://www.redhookfest.com.
Friday June 10, 5:30 pm
GNHY, 176 W 105th St, NY 10025
Please join us for the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA production of Hansel and Gretel. Directed by Marissa Metellica. Choreographed by Sydnie L. Mosley. The after-school program (K-6) has re-imagined the classic tale of Hansel & Gretel, writing their own script and designing and creating their own set.
Now open enrollment for adult classes at Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA, located 176 W 105th Street (at Amsterdam Ave). To sign up and for more information: 212.749.8500.
West African Dance (Adults) Friday 6:30-7:30pm
This class introduces traditional dance, drumming and songs from various ethnic groups of Ghana.