Fall 2022 Masterclass #2 "Litty & Gritty"

Litty & Gritty

Fall 2022 Masterclass #2

Masterclass Description: “An electrifying movement workshop that fuses Hip-Hop and Contemporary dance styles together, seeking to strengthen students’ dance techniques, improvisational skills, and performance quality! Students will also be challenged to learn and perform a high energy and fun combination!”

Thursday, November 10: 6:30-8 Kaufman Hall #208

Bio: Artistically known as “KHILA,” Aquilah Ohemeng has trained under renowned choreographers who’ve worked with some of the industry’s top artists such as Beyonce, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and more. The Philadelphia native has also studied under Philadanco, Rennie Harris, and members of Phresh Select (from America’s Best Dance Crew Season 1), among others. Her movement aesthetic fuses her formal training in Ballet, Hip-Hop and Jazz, to name a few, with improvisational exploration to produce versatile, interdisciplinary art. Ohemeng’s various choreographic works have been selected, featured, and/or commissioned within exhibitions ranging from Colby College’s Museum of Art in conjunction with the Zanele Muholi: Sonymama Namayama, Hail the Dark Lionessexhibition to Spelman College’s Forty Years of Black Feminist Fire celebration and most recently, UCLA’s 2022 International New Wight Biennial and the Philadelphia Film Society. In addition to having taught dance technique and theory at prominent institutions such as Syracuse University (formerly as adjunct faculty), Spelman College, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, she has mentored and worked with Philadelphia and Metro-Atlanta youth. Founder of KHILA LLC, Ohemeng continues to work bicoastally as a multidimensional artist, who professionally dances, choreographs, and directs for both on and off-screen projects. Learn more about her here.

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