Nijawwon Matthews

Nijawwon Matthews
Nijawwon Matthews
Nijawwon Matthews
Nijawwon Matthews

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Nijawwon Matthews (he/him) recently was a dance soloist featured in Transformation: Personal Stories of Change, Acceptance, and Evolution created by actress Glenn Close and musician Ted Nash with choreography by Jared Grimes for Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Mr. Matthews received The Director’s Choice recognition and was selected to choreograph new works for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and as a master teacher Mr. Matthews was showcased in ...read more

Class Descriptions

Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

Mr. Matthews 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 then transitions externally and expressively. Finally, Matthews ends with combinations that challenges the dancers to become more informed performers and free themselves from self doubt. Mr. Matthews gives students love, encouragement, and the confidence to trust themselves in the safe space he provides for each artist.

Upcoming Classes

Tue · Apr 16
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · Apr 17
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Int Adv CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Thu · Apr 18
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Tue · Apr 23
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · Apr 24
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Int Adv CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Thu · Apr 25
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Tue · Apr 30
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · May 01
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Int Adv CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Thu · May 02
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Tue · May 07
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · May 08
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Int Adv CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Thu · May 09
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
IN-PERSON: Adv Beg CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

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