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Theatre-dance workshops
27 Sep 2011

NEW YORK-BASED dancers, Jim Cooney and Q, are headed to Durban to host workshops for the South African Society for the Advancement of Dancing (SASAD) on Saturday and Sunday.

The dancers from the Broadway Dance Centre will be sharing their skills with dancers in the province.

Hip-hop dancer, Q, recently worked on the Step Up 3D promo campaign. Other credits include working with recording-artist ­Kelis, on As The World Turns and The Chris Rock Show, as well as a range of projects for MTV, VH1 and Billboard magazine.

He has a long history with the Broadway Dance Centre (BDC), which began with a steady diet of hip-hop, funk and ballet classes, and continues with his current status as a BDC faculty member. Having graduated from Baltimore School for The Arts as a theatre major who was influenced by varying disciplines, Q creates choreography, both onstage and in class.

Cooney has taught jazz, tap, and musical theatre across the world, and has established himself as one of the most popular theatre-dance faculty members at BDC.

He assisted Tony-nominated director/choreographer Randy Skinner on the Broadway productions of Abby’s Song, and the musical Ginger.

He has also been the dance captain for eight productions, including the first national tour of the Broadway revival of The Music Man and the original company of Nights on Broadway.

To book your spot, phone the SASAD office at 031 303 8737 or e-mail info@sasad.org.za

— Arts Editor.


• The SASAD was established in 1961 by a small group of teachers who were dedicated to advancing dance within KwaZulu-Natal. It is a non-profit-making organisation, and embraces classical ballet, modern jazz dancing, contemporary modern dancing, tap, hip-hop and dance-orientated acrobatics.

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