Prophets of Funk, David Dorfman Dance

April 9, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
$33.00 General Admission

AdamCampos_DDD_POF_20110202-IMG_3197 edotedProphets of Funk is an evening that celebrates the groundbreaking, visceral and powerful music of 1970s funk-rock stars Sly and the Family Stone, and the struggles and celebration of everyday people. Dorfman and Sly and the Family Stone find common purpose in the prophetic possibilities of music and dance that invite common people to find ardor in the muck and mess – the funk – of life. Prophets of Funk seeks to lift up the spirit of Stone: insisting that in the face of this funk, hopes and aspirations still reside in all of us.

Prophets of Funk, the company’s newest project, is a dynamic engagement of movement driven by the popular – and populist – funk sounds of Sly and the Family Stone


David Dorfman Dance Residency Schedule

Sunday April 6

Show Off Your Moves Workshop
Powerhouse Arts Center
Free – open to the public

Local high school dance teams, step team participants and other dance groups and individual dancers are invited to come together at the Powerhouse Community Arts center for a “potluck” dance workshop with David Dorfman and dancers from his company to share moves and get to know Mr. Dorfman and to learn more about what is in store for the next few days while the company is in Oxford.

Community welcome supper for David Dorfman Dance
Powerhouse Arts Center
5:00 – 7:00
Free – open to the public

Following the workshop, a light supper will be offered to the participants and to any from the community who would like to meet the dancers and learn more about their work and the plans for the remainder of the time that they will be spending in Oxford.  Those who are able are encouraged to bring a favorite dish to pass to share – however all are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Brown bag discussion with choreographer David Dorfman regarding the Prophets of Funk by David Dorfman Dance
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
12:00 Noon
Free – open to the public

Choreographer David Dorfman will discuss the inspiration for and creation of Prophets of Funk.

Tuesday, April 8

Dance Class for the Returning Dancer or the Simply Curious
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
5:30 – 7:00
Free – open to the public

No dance experience required.

Wednesday, April 9

Prophets of Funk, David Dorfman Dance
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
7:00 PM
Tickets: $33.00
(Discounts available for current University of Mississippi students, faculty, staff and retirees – UM ID required)

Performance of Prophets of Funk, with discussion with the Company following the show






This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Mississippi Arts Commission.