This April, Asheville School Dance Program students will have the opportunity to work with guest artist Dom-Sebastian Alexis of TheBBoy Ballet from Greensboro, North Carolina.
The company works to make contemporary dance accessible for all, according to their website. "TheBBoyBallet was founded upon a shared passion for collaborative modern dance forms," they write. "Our vision is to create, perform, and teach movement that is physically inventive, emotionally dynamic, and inspiring to people of all ages and backgrounds."
The three-day guest artist residency coincides with preparation for Asheville School's spring production of "Led into the Inferno," an original dance adaptation of Dante's "Inferno" to the music of Led Zeppelin.
Alexis will share his unique contemporary urban style with students and choreograph one of the dances featured in the production.
In conjunction with the visit, the Asheville School Fine Arts Program will offer a workshop open to Asheville School students and the greater Asheville community. On Friday, April 12, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Alexis will lead a hip-hop technique class based on street styles, popping, and breaking.
The class is open to high school age students and adults. The workshop is free and open to the public; registration is required. To register, contact Asheville School Director of Fine Arts Kathy Leiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-215-2410.