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Hearts Master Class series
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7 pm

HEARTS' 2019-20 Master Classes - Season Two

FREE experiential workshops led by skilled and celebrated professional artists in a variety of disciplines. Classes offered are for adults and students (high school and up) who want to learn or expand their knowledge and experience in different art forms.


 Storytellers Showcase Poster 

January 13, 2020, 7:30 - 9pm
"Tell it from the HEARTS" Storytellers Showcase



 Alvin Ailey Dancers 

February 19, 2020, 1:30pm
Alvin Ailey - Dance for Active Seniors (Afternoon TEA)

Co-Sponsored with Landmark on Main Street's Afternoon T.E.A. Series,
AileyDance for Active Seniors furthers Alvin Ailey's belief that "dance is for everybody". AileyDance for Active Seniors offers dance classes that support strength and flexibility training through a thoughtful and sequential progression of movement that promotes both cardiovascular and cognitive stimulation. The program also serves as an outlet for artistic expression by creating choreography which cultivates the imagination and fosters a sense of joy. In addition to dancing, participants learn the history and legacy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

No registration is needed. Onstage participation is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

 Alvin Ailey Dancers 

April 20, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Hip Hop Songwriting and Activism with Farbeon

This Master Class session will explore the artist as activist tradition in Hop Hip culture. Participants will be introduced to the art of Hip Hop beat-making, lyricism and songwriting. All will work in small groups to begin writing songs that explore important community issues. Leading the Master Class is Farbeon, a world-renowned Hip Hop artist, educator and agent of change based in Brooklyn. Farbeon has championed a community-based approach to the creative process and has inspired both the young and old for nearly 20 years throughout the US, as well as Germany, Indonesia, Iraq, South Africa, and Thailand. He is the Founding Director of the Hip Hop Re:Education Project, an NYC-based creative youth development organization that engages young artists in hip hop elements and the pedagogy of the cipher. Farbeon teaches Hip Hop Theater at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and Hip Hop Pedagogy and Practice at The New School.



 Tracey Segarra 

November 18, 2019, 7pm
Storytelling Techniques with Tracey Segarra

We all have stories to tell and to share. Tracey Segarra, an award-winning storyteller whose stories have appeared on the NPR's popular The Moth Radio Hour and other storytelling podcasts, leads a master class in how to hone the craft of storytelling to an audience. With her guidance, participants can prepare for story slams, and public speaking engagements like The Moth, Ted Talks, and more. Segarra is a story coach and the producer and host of a bi-monthly Long Island-based storytelling show, Now You're Talking, and the vice chair of the board of the National Storytelling Network.
Participation open to high school students, college students, and adults.


The HEARTS Master Class Series is presented free of charge through an underwriting grant from HEARTS PW.

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