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Workshop | In True Form with Sheila Hopkins

July 8, 2023 @ 10:00AM – 11:00AM
The DeLUXE Theater
3303 Lyons Avenue
Texas 77020
Workshop | In True Form with Sheila Hopkins @ The DeLUXE Theater

Join artist Sheila Hopkins for a community dance and movement workshop at the historic DeLUXE Theater located in the 5th Ward Cultural Arts District.

This program is part of a series of dance workshops presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Ming Smith: Feeling the Future. Each workshop is led by a different local choreographer. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Workshop Description

Participants will engage in a movement exploration of photographer Ming Smith’s artistic process and the aesthetic quality reflected in her work. Participants will learn and interpret contemporary material inspired by the Katherine Dunham Technique, circular breathing, and qualities of jazz such as syncopation, improvisation, theme and variation. Participants should wear comfortable movement attire and appropriate footwear (e.g., dance shoes or bare feet)

Ticket Information

This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged as space is limited.


Location and Accessibility

The DeLUXE Theater
3303 Lyons Avenue
Houston, Texas 77020

For questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility, contact YET Torres, Public Programs and CAMHLAB Manager, at

About Sheila Hopkins

Sheila Hopkins is a dance artist, scholar and educator with over 20 years of experience. She holds a Master in Fine Arts degree in dance performance and choreography from Mills College in Oakland, California. Hopkins’ learning and performance experience is rich and diverse and includes presenting works by notable figures in dance, including Jose Limon, Ronald K. Brown, Robert Battle, Sean Curran, and Molissa Fenley. For the last 10 years, Hopkins has worked as the founding dance director of KIPP Sunnyside High School. As a dedicated educator inspired by the work of the great Katherine Dunham, she enjoys facilitating the conditions in which dance builds community and humanizes.


Major support for Ming Smith: Feeling the Future is provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by Art Dealers Association of America Foundation.


Image caption: Sheila Hopkins. Image courtesy the artist.