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Get Your Tickets to our Enthusiastic Event! Dance: Island to Island- Moving Caribbean in New York City

Get Your Tickets to our Enthusiastic Event! Dance: Island to Island- Moving Caribbean in New York City

Published on November 16, 2016
Designed by Mina Widmer

The Dance Enthusiast and Enthusiastic Events! present:

DANCE: Island to Island - Moving Caribbean in New York City

hosted by Christine Jowers, Editor of The Dance Enthusiast.

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we enthusiastically celebrate

Caribbean dance artists living and working in New York City with stellar guests!

Eventbrite - DANCE: Island to Island - Moving Caribbean in New York City USE THE CODE TDE FRIEND to get $10 off ticket price!!!
 
 

If you can't attend LIVE, we are live streaming our performance and conversation part of the evening beginning at 7pm est on Wednesday, November 16 on YouTube.


Featuring performances and Conversation with:
Candace Thompson/  Trinidad and Tobago, Founder of Dance Caribbean Collective
Nélida Tirado/  Puerto Rico, World Renowned Flamenco Artist/Creator of Dime Quién Soy (Tell Me Who I am)
Nadia Dieudonné/  Haiti, Acclaimed Afro-Haitian Dancer and Choreographer and Director of Feet of Rhythm, a Haitian Folkloric Dance Company
Davalois Fearon/  Jamaica, Recognized in 2015 by prominent dance writers Wendy Perron and Charmaine Warren as one of the best and most memorable performers of the year. Founder/Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance
Nelida looks over her left shoulder and in a separate photo in the collage Candace strikes an attitude position
Design by Mina Widmer

When: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 - 6:15-9:00pm

  • 6:15pm - Drinks and hors d'oeuvres

  • 7:00pm - Performances and Conversation 

  • Mingling and Dessert to Follow

Where: Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway Entrance at 53A Chambers Street - 280 Broadway Studio C, New York, NY 10007

Tickets: $30

 

 If you can't attend LIVE, we are live streaming our performance and conversation part of the evening beginning at 7pm est on Wednesday, November 16 on YouTube. 


Join host Christine Jowers, editor of The Dance Enthusiast and Caribbean artists, Candace Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago); Nélida Tirado (Puerto Rico); Nadia Dieudonné (Haiti); and Davalois Fearon (Jamaica) for a stellar evening of performance & conversation as they introduce us to the beauty and complexity of Caribbean culture and performance. Each artist performing and speaking as part of Island to Island - Moving Caribbean in New York City is known for their consummate artistry as well as their active engagement with their communities as teachers and leaders.

Stated Jowers, founder and editor-in-chief of The Dance Enthusiast: “Being a person from the US Virgin Islands with family and ancestry throughout the West Indies, I am especially excited to speak to my fellow Caribbeanas about their work here, on the island of Manhattan. What it is that they as Caribbean artists hold on to and value? What can we discover about this part of the world through art?  Is there a Caribbean identity? What stereotypes exist and how can we break them?  Most especially I am excited that we will be able to share these artists’ meaningful work in such an intimate way with our audiences.”

PLUS a Festive Island Menu

Enthusiastic Events! is proud to partner with PANK Elephant Catering who will be providing us with tasty delicacies from all over the Caribbean chain.

NEW this Season

If you can't attend LIVE, we are live streaming our performance and conversation part of the evening beginning at 7pm est on Wednesday, November 16 on YouTube. 

 

If you can't attend LIVE, we are live streaming our performance and conversation part of the evening beginning at 7pm est on Wednesday, November 16 on YouTube. 

What is an Enthusiastic Event! ?

Enthusiastic Events! provide audiences a one-of-a-kind, insider experience with dance. TDE invites dance artists and prime-movers from other fields to the same party for an evening that is a cross between a salon performance, panel discussion, and a gathering at your best friend's home. Our distinguished guests share their performances and stories with you, then everyone is welcomed to converse and mingle over delicious snacks. The emphasis is on helping people feel “at home” with dance and introducing them to dances’ larger connection the world.


Enthusiastic Events! are made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. LMCC.net

 

 

The Dance Enthusiast

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