Nijawwon Matthews

Nijawwon Matthews
Nijawwon Matthews
Nijawwon Matthews

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Nijawwon Matthews was featured as an artist and teacher in Dance Teacher Magazine (Oct. '16). He set his work Cycles on The Alvin Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Sophomore class in Nov.'17, and is also the Founder/Artistic Director of his own project based company called XY DANCE PROJECT. Nijawwon is also a teacher, choreographer, and resident artist for TOKYOTHECOMPANY under the direction of Kevin “Tokyo” Inouye and Alisha Lorraine Captain.

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Class Descriptions

Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

Nijawwon strives to develop a ritual of intent which encourages exploration and the research of artistic and humanistic expression. This is called the Nijawwon Transitional Method— NTM is charged with an emotional, spiritual, and physical quality to convey confidence and seamless transitional movement to the artists. It encompasses the use of dynamics, textures, and spatial level changes; with serpentine fluidity  it is the use of circulation, undulation, and spiral. This allows artists to use their entire body as they continually move through space and weight exchange.

As we go across the floor; dancers get the chance to have a structured improv that allows for storytelling, musicality and athletic movement that start from an intuitive and internal place that transitions externally and expressively. 

Nijawwon ends with combinations that challenges the dancers to become more informed performers, and free themselves from self doubt. He gives the artists love, encouragement, and the confidence to trust themselves in the safe space.

Upcoming Classes

Mon · Jan 21
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Tue · Jan 22
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · Jan 23
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Thu · Jan 24
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Fri · Jan 25
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Sat · Jan 26
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Mon · Jan 28
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Tue · Jan 29
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · Jan 30
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Thu · Jan 31
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Fri · Feb 01
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Sat · Feb 02
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

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