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October 25, 2023 6:00–8:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Room 124
Dance & Movement

Oh Snap! A 90s Music Video Experience

Taught by Sadé Jones

About the Workshop

Summer vacation for a Brooklny kid in the 90s mostly meant not being in school activities so we had to make our own fun. That meant calling into BET, MTV, VH1 or Video Music Box (for the non cable folx) to request our favorite videos and recording over our parents’ VHS tapes. We’d spend hours learning the moves and then perform them at block parties in matching outfits. Fast forward to now. Music videos no longer tell stories and I have a rolodex of 90s dance moves + trivia. But there’s a growing body of research supporting the healing effects of nostalgia. So get out your choker necklaces, crop tops, Tims and windbreakers! Come bask in nostalgia with some authentic dance moves of the 90’s and all things “throwback”! I’ll guide you through a body inclusive warm up, trivia and some music video themed fun!

About the Instructor

Sade M Jones is an award winning dancer, actress, choreographer and movement director.
Her work lives in the interdisciplinary praxis of psychology, theatre making, culture and the healing arts. Her training is rooted in Laban Movement Analysis and Ballet and then professionally grew into Horton, Graham, Dunham, West African, Afro-Cuban, and Jazz. Her lineages include Leah Smiley Tubbs, Melissa Villarreal, Rudolfo Mendez, Cadence Whittier, Donna Davenport, and Jean Claude Lessou.

Her awards include B. Iden Payne, Austin Critics Table and Austin Examiner. She was featured on PBS Arts In Context as well as in Voyage Austin and Eastside Magazine. She has performed in theaters nation-wide including Salvage Vanguard Theatre, University of Texas at Austin, The Long Center, University of Louisville, Dixon Place and more. As an actress, the film Dark Matters was premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and has recently been inducted into the Criterion Collection.

She has made an impact through her workshops and trainings with SXSW, Facebook, Texas Health & Human Services, University Federal Credit Union, CASA and Waterloo Greenway. Her work bringing life to music videos can be seen with Magna Carda, Riders Against the Storm and Trouble In The Streets. She curates artistic, mindful and culturally relevant ways for individuals and groups to embody innate wholeness and address otherwise ‘charged’ topics in a heartfelt yet honest way. Her work is heralded as “cathartic, genuine, provocative and beautiful.”

Sade holds a graduate degree in Social Psychology and is a 2025 candidate for a Master’s of Fine Arts at Duke University where she will be studying Dance as Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis.

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About the Location

This workshop will meet in Room 124 at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Address: 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27701

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

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Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).