Merging Tradition Diaspora Dance series
Caribbean Dance Collective in Partnership with Brooklyn Studios for Dance
Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE (DCC) in partnership with BkSD presents Merging Tradition: Diaspora Dance series!
Two masterclasses and one film night + community conversation.
Each class will be a collaborative effort, co-taught by two dance artists who pair a traditional Caribbean dance form with a more contemporary dance style. The DCC film night will screen a set of interviews from dance gurus from various Caribbean islands and create space for community dialogue about the future of DCC to facilitate exchanges between traditional and contemporary forms of Caribbean art and culture within Brooklyn.
TICKETS: $6.22 for advanced ticket and $10 at the door
Dates and Events:
Jamaican Junkanoo meets Dancehall
Co-taught by Sophia Walsh + Jessica Phoenix
Friday, June 1, 2018 | 7-9pm
During this master class, participants will experience an hour of traditional Jamaican Junkanoo, forty-five minutes of Dancehall and will engage in fifteen minutes open dialogue about their experience in the class, and overall reflection between both forms of dances presented.
Film Night: Hosted by ILLY
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 6:30-9pm
The DCC in partnership with Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA) - Film night will focus on creating space for the DCC community to share what the Dance Caribbean Collective means for the Brooklyn Caribbean community also considering how do we move forward as a community. During this event, DCC will show a series of interviews of Caribbean Dance leader’s living in Brooklyn talking about traditional dance and its relationship to the American space, and how they use art and traditions to continue to connect beyond borders and to each other. CaFA will also screen a short Caribbean film based on Caribbean movement traditions.
Tambù (Curacao) meets Afrobeat (Congo)
Co- taught by Gabri Christa + Angel Kaba
Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | 7-9pm
During this master class, participants will experience an hour of Tambu, an Afro-Curacaon dance, forty-five minutes of Afrobeat and will engage in fifteen minutes of open dialogue about their experience in the class, and overall reflection between both forms of dances presented.
All class is open to all levels and is family friendly.