Dance Community Workshops The Davalois Fearon Dance community workshops are for all ages and dance backgrounds no prior experience in dance necessary. Each class has a particular focus that ranges from yoga/dance/somatics-based functional movement classes to dancehall and dance aerobics classes.
The upcoming workshop is based off this season's performance of "KERNEL".
Part I: Screening of the first iteration of “KERNEL” recorded at the 26th Arts for Arts Vision Festival - "“KERNEL” is a fusion of American contemporary dance and Afro-Jamaican dance forms, such as Kumina and dancehall, that features music composed and performed by Mike McGinnis with dance choreographed and performed by Davalois Fearon. “KERNEL,” a Brooklyn Arts Council 2022 Awarded project, was born out of Stephen Petronio Company 2021 Bloodlines(future) Program commission of “Finding Herstory.” It is the second solo from “The Finding Herstory Project.” “The Finding Herstory Project” looks at how cross-cultural movements, mainly stemming from the African diaspora.
Part II: The DFDCDW will feature the underpinning Afro-Jamaican movement vocabulary of “KERNEL.” Participants will be invited to journey through time with and dance the evolution of Dancehall from Kumina to Ska to Reggae and Dancehall from 1940 to the present day.