Nijawwon Matthews

Nijawwon Matthews
Nijawwon Matthews
Nijawwon Matthews

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Teacher Bio

Nijawwon Matthews was featured as an artist and teacher in Dance Teacher Magazine. Mr. Matthews restaged his work ‘Cycles’ on The Alvin Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Sophomore class. Nijawwon is also the Founder/Artistic Director of his own project based company called XY DANCE PROJECT. Mr.Matthews is a teacher/choreographer for Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School & Creative Cultural Center based in NYC. Nijawwon is also a and resident artist, teacher & choreographer ...read more

Class Descriptions

Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

Mr. Matthews strive to develop a ritual of intent which encourages exploration and the research of artistic & 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 & 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 & internal place that transitions externally & expressively. Finally, Nijawwon ends with combinations that challenges the dancers to become more informed performers & free themselves from self doubt. Mr. Matthews gives the artists love, encouragement, and the confidence to trust themselves in the safe space he provides for each artist.

Upcoming Classes

Sat · Apr 20
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Mon · Apr 22
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · Apr 24
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Sat · Apr 27
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Mon · Apr 29
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · May 01
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Sat · May 04
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Mon · May 06
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · May 08
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Sat · May 11
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Mon · May 13
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
Wed · May 15
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Int CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

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