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Livestream performances by and virtual classes with Michael. 


Learn more about Michael's virtual performances and content below.

LIVE/ From 

Season One / November 2020-May 2021

The first season of the LIVE FROM THE BEATBOX virtual performance series offers snapshots of Michael's research and development of The AURALVISUAL MIXTAPE Collection, Part III: (RHY)PISTEMOLOGY! (OR, TO KNOW THROUGH THE RHYTHM), the third portion of his triptych of evening-length tap dance pieces. Each livestream chronicles in-process ideas, rhythm and movement sketches, and artistic-intellectual explorations of music, melody, Black identity, legacy, and themes such as Black futurity.


Guest artists and collaborators include Yunina Barbour-Payne, Jamal Batts, Benae Beamon, Dominique Garrett-Scott, siri gurudev, Kaitlyn B. Jones, Sade M. JonesAri L. Monts, Adriana J. Ray, Taji Senior, and kt shorb.

Each livestream has been archived into its own Livestream Library. These libraries include short writings on themes, reference citations, notes, biographies and information on guests and collaborators, process drafts, livestream recordings, revised drafts, and credits. Access to these libraries and other LIVE From The BEATBOX content is limited but, you can learn more about S1 here.

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READ/ more 
about S1 here. 


Learn more about Michael's virtual individual classes and courses below.

LIVE/ From 
The BEATBOX : Virtual Classes

Season One / November 2020-May 2021

Michael's "LIVE FROM THE BEATBOX" virtual class series includes workshops designed for teen and adult dancers (ages 12 and up) of varying levels. 


While the intermediate/ advanced level workshops are intended for those with several years experience, advanced beginner and beginner workshops are more "open" in terms of level and are taught at the speed most appropriate for those in attendance. Classes are available on a drop-in basis.

Check back soon for information on upcoming "LIVE From The BEATBOX" classes and workshops.

November 2020

Beg Class on Tues 11/3/20 at 6:30pm-7:30pm CST
Adv Beg Class on Wed 11/4/20 at 6:30pm-7:30pm CST
Int/ Adv Class on Thurs 11/5/20 at 5:30pm-6:30pm CST
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