59. Deeper Roots with Moncell Durden

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Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson
59. Deeper Roots with Moncell Durden

Many of us are missing a big slice of the pie when it comes to jumping in the freestyle circle… we are missing a big slice of dance history in general!  We are missing the CONTEXT. Leave it to my guest, Moncell Durden, to give you the full 360, and then some.  We are kicking off Black History Month, by going below the surface.   Moncell is a dance educator, choreographer, ethnographer, embodied historian, author and assistant professor of practice at University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman International School of Dance.  In this episode we focus on Hip Hop as a vernacular form of dance, meaning it is indigenous to a particular community and lifestyle.  Moncell stresses the importance NOT ONLY of techniques, vocabularies, pioneers, pioneers and innovators, but of the deep-rooted structures, behavior characteristics, and cultural identity as well.  Long story short.  If you are a dance educator, especially if you are someone who teaches or offers Hip Hop training, this episode is essential listening. 



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