Aszure Barton – Contemporary Master Class | Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 4pm
This event took place as part of Virtual Festival 2020.
A digital loan of this Master Class is available to educators (fall 2020 semester only).
Choreographer Aszure Barton is an innovator of form with an impressive career that includes choreographing for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the English National Ballet, and the National Ballet of Canada. In 2002, she founded her own company, Aszure Barton & Artists, with whom she has developed a comprehensive choreographic language. Her work has been described as rebellious, fantastical, inventive, intelligent, and raw.
Aszure Barton received her formal dance training from Canada’s National Ballet School, where she helped originate the Stephen Godfrey Choreographic Showcase as a student. She has been creating dances for over 25 years and has collaborated with celebrated dance artists and companies including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Teatro alla Scala, English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, National Ballet of Canada, Martha Graham Dance Company, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Sydney Dance Company, and Houston Ballet, among others. Her works have been performed on countless international stages including the Palais Garnier, Mariinsky Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Alicia Alonso Grand Theater, and Lincoln Center. She has received accolades and honors including the prestigious Arts & Letters Award, joining the ranks of Oscar Peterson, Karen Kain, and Margaret Atwood. She was the first Martha Duffy resident artist at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and is an official ambassador of contemporary dance in Canada. She is the founder of Aszure Barton & Artists, an interdisciplinary, international dance project. As an educator, Aszure is regularly invited to collaborate with and give workshops at universities and art institutions around the globe.
This event is produced in collaboration with
Nel Shelby, Producer | Loren R. Robertson, Assistant Producer/Editor
Cherylynn Tsushima, Project Manager | Vincent Vigilante, Videographer
Benjamin Richards, Videographer/Editor/Graphic Animation
Ashli Bickford, Videographer/Editor | Amber Schmiesing, Editor
Jacob Marks, Recordist | Kathryn Brodie, Intern
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