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As the professional dance world tries to diversify, N.J. dancer says she’s ready to soar

NJ 24 Jul 2022
Mitchell spent last week in Maine at the Bates Dance Festival — a high-profile gathering of choreographers, performers and educators in its 40th year — to take three classes per day and network. She was taking classes in dance improvisation, theater performing and Afro Fusion, focusing on West African movements and contemporary dance.
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Former Youngstown resident and ‘This Is Us’ writer Vera Herbert discusses new feature film ‘Don’t ...

Cleveland 11 Jul 2022
That uncomfortableness you’re feeling acts as the heartbeat of new feature film “Don’t Let Me Go,” which begins streaming Friday on Amazon Prime Video ... Hello, Vera ... She said her mom really did enroll her in traditional African dance classes when she was a kid, so that became an interesting thing that maybe would have happened to her character, Wally.
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Finding community, friends and fun through 'Salsa in the Park'

The Buffalo News 08 Jul 2022
... class and dance event where participants can pick up a new hobby, friends and even a fresh outlook on life ... While the social aspect is an integral part of the event, the class is also an opportunity for people to learn about the African influence in Latin dance, Williams said.
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Santa Fe resident to debut on dance show

Albuquerque Journal 20 Jun 2022
I watch all the dance competition shows and this one is so different.” ... “I really didn’t like dance classes, but I love to choreograph,” she says ... She’s taken African dance classes in Santa Fe ... “If I could go back in time, I would have taken classes there and learned a new dance style.”.
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Who’s the Black woman on today’s Google doodle? The woman who taught Marian Anderson and ...

The Grio 17 Jun 2022
Who is Amanda Aldridge? ... Aldridge combined her passion for rhythmic influences and operatic history through poetry and performing in the living rooms or parlors of middle-class homes at the turn of the 20th century. Her 1913 piano composition, “Three African Dances,” which was inspired by West African drumming, became her signature piece.
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Community Calendar Thursday, June 9–Wednesday, June 15

Crested Butte News 15 Jun 2022
Gunnison Arts Center..Main Gallery. “Infinite Possibilities” by Carol Connor (through June 24). • Cafe Gallery (Grand Opening!).“ Mountain Essence” by Sarah Sharsmith (through June 24). CB Center for the Arts.. • Kinder Padon Gallery ... St ... Junteenth Celebration with African dance classes and live musicians at the Center for the Arts throughout the day ... .
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John Cho, Mia Isaac and ‘Don’t Make Me Go’ Director on Telling a Coming of ...

The Hollywood Reporter 15 Jun 2022
The film is a beautiful, universal examination of single-parent families, but there was one moment where this being an Asian family with a biracial child at its center became explicitly noticeable — when Wally and Max talk about putting her in African dance classes.
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Letitia Wright and Josh O’Connor in ‘Aisha’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

The Hollywood Reporter 12 Jun 2022
Show additional share options. Show additional share options ... Related Stories. Movie Reviews 'Sophia' ... The film opens with the exuberant physical energy of an African dance class, but that joy is cut short when community center staff override the booking and turf out the group, answering their complaints by telling them to show some respect.
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Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published June 2

Independent Record 02 Jun 2022
Cohesion Dance Project is hosting a traditional African ensemble to perform live music. Come enjoy a cultural adventure with Tsooboi Ensemble, an African traditional music and dance group from Ghana touring the United States ... -- Live drum and dance performance ... -- West African drum and dance class.
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Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published May 26

Independent Record 26 May 2022
Dance/music ... Cohesion Dance Project is hosting a traditional African ensemble to perform live music. Come enjoy a cultural adventure with Tsooboi Ensemble, an African traditional music and dance group from Ghana touring the United States ... -- Live drum and dance performance ... -- West African drum and dance class.
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“We Got Very Creative”: Alicia Graf Mack on Leading Juilliard’s Dancers Into a New Era

Vanity Fair 23 May 2022
The evolving Juilliard curriculum is designed to stoke that creative fluidity, with contact improvisation, hip-hop, and West African dance; foundational modern techniques (Graham, Limón, Cunningham, Horton); and a class they’ve workshopped called Ballet Lab ... for the Spring Dances.
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New live dance and jazz programming comes to Times Square this spring

AM New York 19 May 2022
New Yorkers can sign up for high-spirited dance sessions, ranging from the iconic choreography of Ailey’s Revelations, to West African dance, mambo, and more ... folk; live music and family-friendly comedy; family activities including art workshops; and dance and movement classes.
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High hoops: how two brothers became Africa’s biggest circus duo

The Observer 19 May 2022
African parents, their minds are already set ... all kinds of costumes, dancing, music,” says Bibi ... There are lots of African shows where people go to see the costumes and dancing, but we want people to appreciate that these are world-class performers ... Tulu was the first Black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal, in the 10,000m in 1992.
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Kalabante: Afrique en Cirque is a dream come true, coming to Philly this weekend

The Philadelphia Tribune 29 Apr 2022
... koras and other native West African instruments ... A stunning success, in 2010, Kalabante became part of a documentary film titled “Circus Without Borders.” And in 2018, Bangoura opened his own studio and school in Montreal, offering classes in African dance, cirque and drumming.
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‘Full-time party starter’ DJ Prashant was once an Intel engineer

The Oregonian 28 Apr 2022
But even while working at Intel, Prashant led dance classes for his coworkers during lunch breaks and offered Bollywood dance classes on the weekends ... He would go out dancing four or five nights a week, all genres, whether it was a West African dance class, salsa, hip-hop or contra dancing ... Whoever I know today, I know through dance.
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