Dunham Class

Course with Joseph P. Cooksey

Combi Classes offer the highest flexibility to you and to us. If possible, this course will take place on site at tanzhaus nrw. But, as long as we are not allowed to let any visitors into our studios, we will continue this class online via ZOOM. The limited number of participants guarantees for personal feedback online as well as in the studio.

Dunham Technique is based on studies by choreographer, dancer, anthropologist and political activist Katherine Dunham, set to dances from Martinique, Jamaica, Trinidad and Haiti. These influences from Afro-American, West Indian and Caribbean dance were tied together by the US-American Black dance pioneer and transformed into an original dance language. In his Dunham class, Joseph P. Cooksey teaches a wide spectrum of this versatile movement form that belongs to the canon of jazz and modern dance, yet is to many more than a dance style and rather a complete “way of life”.

Joseph P. Cooksey

Joseph P. Cooksey

Dance educator Joseph P. Cooksey deploys Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique®, modern dance, modern ballet and jazz in his classes. He taught at the Juilliard School, at the Dance Theater of Harlem, at the Alvin Aily American Dance Center and at the Philadelphia College for the Performing Arts. He is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique® teacher as well as a Master Teacher at their respective annual certifications.