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Claudia Schreier | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 2022

Tuesday, February 22 at 12:00pm

EMU Redwood - IN PERSON ONLY (live stream has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances)

“Creating Passage: Reflections on Choreographing for Dance Theatre of Harlem”

Choreographer Claudia Schreier has choreographed, directed, and produced for dance, opera, and film across the U.S. and internationally. She will discuss the creative process for her 2019 ballet, 'Passage,' created for Dance Theatre of Harlem in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to Virginia. The work is the subject of the PBS Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants” (Capital Region). Set to a commissioned score by Jessie Montgomery, 'Passage' offers a moving reflection on the fortitude of the human spirit. Schreier will delve into bringing the ballet from concept to the stage and its connection to the legacy of legendary DTH founder Arthur Mitchell.

About the speaker:

Claudia Schreier is a choreographer who has been named Choreographer in Residence at Atlanta Ballet in 2020. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Secondary Degree in Dramatic Arts from Harvard University and trained at the Ballet School of Stamford. Schreier has received multiple awards for her work including the 2018 Princess Grace Award for Choreography and the 2018 NEFA National Dance Project Award. Her first work for Atlanta Ballet, First Impulse, was named a Standout Performance of 2019 by Pointe Magazine. She has been commissioned by many companies and organizations and has choreographed over 35 works.