Intro to FlexN with Cal Hunt


SATURDAY, APRIL 8th 12:00 – 2:00pm


Open to ages 16 and older

                                                                                    Calvin Hunt, photo courtesy of the artist.

You may recognize Cal Hunt from his FlexN performance in LayeRhythm’s Dance Jam Session this past January – his expressive movements on the dance floor were unforgettable! Hunt, a FlexN Ambassador, has now returned to The Church to lead an introductory-level workshop on its history, development, and style! Instructed by Hunt, participants ages 16 and older will be led through a 2-hour workshop exploring the fundamental ideas and movements that serve as the basis of FlexN. Performed to dancehall and reggae music, FlexN is characterized by pauzn, bone breaking, gliding, get low, hat tricks, connecting, and grooving. Originating from the Bruk Up style of Jamaican street dance, FlexN has evolved not only as a dance but also as a form of political expression, confronting social injustices through the exploration and performance of personal narratives.

     Calvin Hunt, photo courtesy of the artist.


This workshop will include a lecture presentation on FlexN’s history and development,

demonstrations by Hunt, and detailed group instruction on the form and style of FlexN.


Participants will be in motion throughout the session

– please dress accordingly in sneakers and comfortable clothing.


Cal Hunt

Cal Hunt was born in Brooklyn, NY and has practiced the FlexN dance style for the past 14 years. Hunt has performed as a dancer under the direction of Alex Poots, Peter Sellars, and Reggie Gray, touring venues worldwide. In 2017, Hunt once again found himself working with Alex Poots through a teaching artist partnership with The Shed. Through this partnership, Hunt was able to instruct students all over NYC teaching dance, studying dance pioneers from their neighborhoods, teaching conflict prevention through the arts, and creating culminating events. As a teaching artist with The Shed, Hunt was able to further his education at the National Dance Institute, Lincoln center summer forum, and at 92Y with Dr. Martha Eddy. In 2019, Hunt found himself dancing at the National Paris Opera, performing a solo dance to the song “vien hymen”, sung by the amazing Sabine Devieilhe. The opera performances resulted in a documentary that went on to be nominated for the Cesar award for best documentary.

Throughout Hunt’s journey, it’s been his love for dance but also his desire to pass on experience and knowledge to the next generation of world-changing dancers that have kept him going. When Hunt was 14, his oldest sister was murdered. She was able to dance like Michael Jackson, and he always looked up to her. She has always been his constant inspiration, and Hunt knows that she is proud of everything he has accomplished.


The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.


The Church   

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Sag Harbor, NY 11963    




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