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Kinetic Poise by Emory Dance
September 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Join us for an evening of dance featuring a solo and duet choreographed by Julio Medina.
Medina presents coalesce, a solo that explores the state of being split, danced to a dramatic symphony by Mozart. How do different movement languages reconcile in one body?
Ridge, a duet made in collaboration with Jasmine Jawato, considers truth, and how we elect to deny it, hide it, accept it, or sometimes not even see it. How do we hide the truth in our bodies? What happens to the body when we hold in the truth? And what does it look like when it gets out?
Originally from Los Angeles, Julio Medina creates work that is rooted in a deep curiosity to understand the complex layers of community, resilience, and connection by engaging in various movement practices. His work fuses hip-hop vernacular and modern dance, engaging mediums such as movement, film, and text. Medina has performed nationally and internationally with David Rousséve/REALITY, Kevin Williamson, and Cheng-Chieh Yu. He earned his MFA at UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance and completed a BA in dance and movement studies and anthropology at Emory University. Medina returned to Emory as assistant professor of Dance in 2019.
Born and raised in El Segundo, CA, Jasmine Jawato studied dance at The Studio Art of Dance in her hometown before receiving her undergraduate degree from the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. Jawato has performed both nationally and abroad for Michel Kouakou, David Roussève, and Kevin Williamson. She is currently pursuing her degree as a physical therapist assistant to integrate her dance background into her clinical practice.
For more information contact
Anne Walker, Program Coordinator | 404-727-7266