Open Level Dance Improvisation Class with Guest Artist Aretha Aoki
Aretha Aoki is a choreographer, performer, and Associate Professor of Dance at Bowdoin College. Her choreographic work in collaboration with Ryan MacDonald has been performed nationally and internationally with funding from the Maine Arts Commission, New England Foundation for the Arts, Northampton Council for the Arts, and the National Association of Japanese Canadians. She was selected to be a part of the RDDI New England cohort, whose shared platform at the ICA/Boston was named one of the “top ten dance performances” in 2022 by the Boston Globe. As a performer, Aretha has received critical acclaim for her work with award-winning choreographers, Emily Johnson, Juliette Mapp, devynn emory, and others. She is dancing in a new trio by Heather Kravas that will premiere at the Chocolate Factory in NYC in 2024.