Morning movement tells your body that it's time to be awake. During Isaac Julien | Lina Bo Bardi: A Marvellous Entanglement, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s new Movement Mornings program takes place in the museum lobby and explores Afro-Brazilian dance and movement forms, taking inspiration from the esteemed Balé Folclórico company in Bahia and the Araká Performance Collective shown in the film installation.

Tamara Williams, Assistant Professor of Dance at UNC-Charlotte, will lead these workshops. 

Who can participate?

All are welcome! The excercises will be accessible for all ages and ability levels (including those who may need to stay seated during the program).

Wear comfy clothes and come prepared to move!

Time, Tickets, and Details

Movement Mornings will take place in the museum lobby from 10 AM through 11:30 AM. Admission to this program is free, but registration is required as space is limited. To RSVP, view the 2021 - 2022 Movement Mornings Schedule below.

Program Note: In accordance with the updated NCDHS guidelines, face masks are required for staff, as well as guests ages 3 and older. 

2021 - 2022 Movement Mornings Schedule

Saturday, Novemeber 6
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Saturday, December 11
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Saturday, January 22, 2022 
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Saturday, February 5, 2022
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Get to know Tamara Williams

Assistant Professor of Dance at Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, Tamara Williams, grew up in Augusta, Georgia, and quickly found her roots in dance, though her training stemmed from two completely different techniques: classical ballet and West African dance. Williams earned her BFA in Dance from Florida State University and received her MFA in Dance from Hollins University in collaboration with The American Dance Festival, The Forsythe Company, and Frankfurt University. She is a certified GYROTONIC(R) Trainer, Reiki Practitioner, and capoeirista. Click here to read more


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