Diversity in Rhythm and Motion Workshop with David Pleasant

Friday, March 2: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Runnals Dance Studio

Space is limited: sign up sheet is posted outside Runnals 104A


If you missed working with David Pleasant last spring when he was the Visiting Artist in the Music Department (and even if you didn’t!), you’ll want to attend this amazing rhythm and motion workshop designed for dancers, actors and musicians. The workshop highlights the unique percussion approaches of Gullah-Geechee (ring play, Juba, hand jive, tambourine, hambone, etc) and stresses the benefits of collaboration, participation and co-operation in the creative process. It is a hands-on, intensive movement and rhythm class that is accessible to all skill levels. Participants experience a model for a broad interpretation of creative expression stressing co-operation; practice; individuality; patience; focus; acceptance; risk taking; growth and cultivation as primary issues.


David Pleasant is a multi-faceted percussion virtuoso, rhythm effects vocalist, avant-garde performance artist, Storyteller and lecturer who specializes in African-American traditions. Born in Savannah, GA and raised in McIntosh County, Pleasant grew up immersed in the rich Gullah/Geechee (Georgia and South Carolina Sea Island) culture, which thrives in that area.