Choreographer to lead master classes

Sept. 5, 2012

The Darryl Kent Clark Dance Project is coming to Henderson State University. Clark will teach dance master classes on Sept. 17-21 in the Arkansas Hall Dance Studio.

Clark, an emerging choreographer, is assistant professor, dance, in the Department of Theater and Dance at Missouri State University. He has been on the faculty of many dance studios in the United States, and has been a featured teacher of jazz, tap and modern dance at several studios and universities.

A native of Michigan, Clark began his career as a dancer in 1981 in Chicago where he danced the works of many nationally-known choreographers. His interests as a performing artist expanded to include stints as a dancer with Princess Cruises, Vee Corporation, and work as an actor with First Folio Shakespeare Festival of Oakbrook, Ill.; Geva Theater in Rochester, N.Y.; Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire Theater; and Pegasus Players.

The master class schedule includes:
Sept. 17 & 18 – Beginner’s Jazz, 3-4 p.m.; Intermediate Jazz, 4-5:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 – Tap, 3-4 p.m.; Musical Theater, 4-5 p.m.
Sept. 20 – Tap, 3-4 p.m.; Musical Theater, 4-5:30 p.m.

Repertory rehearsals will be held each evening from 6-10 p.m. and are open for observation. An “informance” showcasing new work with Clark and the Henderson Dance Company will be held on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.

Master classes are free and open to the public for participation. Please contact Jennifer Maddox at for more information and reservations. The project is made possible by the Ellis College Margin of Excellence and the Henderson theatre program.

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