DCC - NEW TRADITIONS Festival 2017: Our Caribbean Spirit
Jun
16
to Jun 18

DCC - NEW TRADITIONS Festival 2017: Our Caribbean Spirit

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NEW TRADITIONS FESTIVAL 2017: Our Caribbean Spirit, is a 3-night dance festival produced by Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE, in honor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month at Mark Morris Dance Center.

Each night of the festival we present dance performances by local Caribbean choreographers and a signature collaborative dance project entitled, “Our Caribbean Spirit’, that explores how movement from various island cultures, tells the story of our resilience and exuberance.
Find your tickets:  2017.NEWTRADITIONSFESTIVAL.COM 

FRIDAY, June 16 2017 - 7PM - with Post-show talk to follow

* Alicia Dellimore
* DCC/WIADCA Youth Performing Arts Company
* Marsha Parrilla
* Maxine Montilus
* Our Caribbean Spirit Project
* Safi Harriott

SATURDAY, June 17 2017 - 7PM - with Post-show talk to follow

* Candace Thompson
* Marsha Parilla
* Maxine Montilus
* Our Caribbean Spirit Project
* Rosamond S. King
* Safi Harriott
* Shermica Farquhar

SUNDAY, June 18 2017 - 5:30 PM - with Post-show reception

* Candace Thompson
* Alicia Dellimore
* DCC/WIADCA Youth Performing Arts Company
* Our Caribbean Spirit Project
* Rosamond S. King
* Shermica Farquhar

For more information visit 2017.newtraditionsfestival.com

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651 Arts festival of ideas at JACK Arts
May
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

651 Arts festival of ideas at JACK Arts

Join 651 ARTS and our think-tank family members for a creative dialogue and reflection on how to collectively nurture our needs and desires for an artistic haven in Brooklyn.

This season, we have reflected on our home: Brooklyn. As a cultural mecca, Brooklyn is an ever evolving city, and so too are our artistic practices and the communities that support our work. Since October, we’ve been in conversation with a group of dynamic playwrights, poets, musicians, dancers, teachers, and arts administrators who are thinking alongside us about what it means to serve our beloved friends, artists, and neighbors in this time of cultural, neighborhood, and national evolution. 

Through self-designed creative responses that incorporate poetry, dance, storytelling and more, this creative dialogue will invite us all to respond to one central question: How do we collectively cultivate a home for Brooklyn-made artists of African descent? We'll toast the creativity of our think-tank participants and supporters and strategize next steps toward our cultural sanctuary in Brooklyn.

Tune in to the conversation online at #BKArtHome. You can learn more about Home in the Time of Brooklyn: http://www.651arts.org/interact/think-tank-HITB

FREE Admission. Please RSVP. Limited Seating.

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DCC Townhall 2017: Cultural Appropriation
May
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

DCC Townhall 2017: Cultural Appropriation

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The Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE Town Hall at Brooklyn College, devised in partnership with Dancing While Black, will provide an opportunity to delve into the pressing issue of cultural appropriation. Panelists and attendees will offer thoughtful perspectives and examples of the Caribbean influence in popular culture, and explore how these influences are submerged or erased. What is at stake for Caribbean communities as our cultural genius proliferates worldwide? What efforts are needed on the part of artists, entrepreneurs, and audiences to care for our culture and livelihood in this time?

Come offer up your opinion and take in the thoughts of the community on Thursday, May 4th.

Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE's residency at Brooklyn College is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative 

FREE ADMISSION
WOODY TANGER AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn College Library, 1st Floor 2900 Bedford Road
Brooklyn, NY
11210

PANELISTS:
Candace Thompson
Jessica Phoenix Fiyah
Michael Manswell
Valerie Mcleod-katz

MODERATOR:
Sita Frederick

SPECIAL GUESTS:
BlackGold
Korie Genius
Kendell Hinds

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WIADCA's 50th Anniversary Gala
Apr
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

WIADCA's 50th Anniversary Gala

Candace Thompson is a featured performer - dancing the ContempoCaribe solo 'Of Circles and Bright Colours' at the 50th Anniversary Gala, hosted by the  West Indian American Day Carnival Association.  The theme of the year was "Celebrating 50 years of Caribbean Carnival & Culture: From a Dream to a Legacy."

CELEBRATION

The Anniversary Gala is our signature fundraiser. It is a gathering of friends, corporate partners, honorees, luminaries and celebrities. We will be honoring individuals who have been committed to WIADCA’s mission and demonstrated excellence in public service partnerships with us over the 50 years. 

INSPIRATION

This year's theme is "Celebrating 50 years of Caribbean Carnival & Culture: From a Dream to a Legacy". Be a part of history, learn more about WIADCA and its mission while supporting a great cause.

Join us for an evening of dinner, dance, awards presentation and entertainment.

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Dancespace Project's
Apr
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

Dancespace Project's

DraftWork: Candace Thompson / Tara Aisha Willis

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and this afternoon’s guest moderator, Ali Rosa-Salas.

Performed: LiveYard (project of ContempoCaribe)

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Renegade Performance Group - Afrofuturism Series
Apr
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Renegade Performance Group - Afrofuturism Series

 

In his 1978 text “Necessary Tomorrows”, science-fiction writer Samuel Delany wrote - “We need images of tomorrow, and our people need them more than most.” This quote is extremely relevant in addressing the current societal context that people of color occupy in the United States in the realm of art, media, and performance. RPG launched the AFROFUTURISM Series in January 2014 to be an ongoing project investigating, exploring and reinterpreting black signifiers and culture through technology and a contemporary lens. 

RPG will perform 'Untitled Distances', 'Neon Cross' and 'Digital Middle Passage' for this program. 

To learn more about the event click here.
To read more about the Afrofuturism series click here.

 

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Renegade Performance Group - Afrofuturism Series
Mar
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Renegade Performance Group - Afrofuturism Series

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In his 1978 text “Necessary Tomorrows”, science-fiction writer Samuel Delany wrote - “We need images of tomorrow, and our people need them more than most.” This quote is extremely relevant in addressing the current societal context that people of color occupy in the United States in the realm of art, media, and performance. RPG launched the AFROFUTURISM Series in January 2014 to be an ongoing project investigating, exploring and reinterpreting black signifiers and culture through technology and a contemporary lens. 

RPG will perform 'Untitled Distances', 'Neon Cross' and 'Power Source' for this program. 

To learn more about the event click here.
To read more about the Afrofuturism series click here.

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'Of Circles and Bright Colours' at Black Herstory Night
Feb
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

'Of Circles and Bright Colours' at Black Herstory Night

General Admission
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
Stu./Sen. $12

§ tickets

Estimated Runtime
80 minutes

 

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Rock | Salt  Stone by Rosamond S. King

A performative reading from the anticipated debut book of poems, using King’s distinctive Verse Cabaret style that intermingles her poetry with original arrangements of popular songs.

Homesong by laYla Zami

A diasporic journey from Berlin to Brooklyn exploring resistance and purple love with spoken words and saxophone.

Psyche by Oxana Chi

From ancestral body memory to Afrofuturism. Searching for the affinities between Psyche and Soul, the dancer dives deeper and deeper into her inner self, to discover her own womanity. Music composed by Soleil (Didgeridoo); Live-Music by laYla Zami

Tiny Winey by Rosamond S. King

Movement-based performance art that confronts stereotypes about Caribbean women and their bodies, performed to a classic calypso song.

Of Circles and Bright Colours by Candace Thompson

The performer allows us to follow her on a journey of indulgence, intoxication, trance and liminality, and how they can be experienced in the Caribbean Diaspora. Music composed by Zane Rodulfo.  

Afro-Caribbean Dance & Movement by Pat Hall

An environment and dance community that nurtures, heals, renews, and inspires the body and spirit through the joy of dance. Featuring live percussions by Pam Patrick and Yuichi (Brown Rice Family).

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ContempoCaribe 'Dance Caribe' Residency at Oberlin College
Jan
14
to Jan 27

ContempoCaribe 'Dance Caribe' Residency at Oberlin College

This Year's Dance Winter Term at Oberlin will feature Caribbean/Soca­ Dance, Dance Conditioning and ContempoCaribe/Modern with Candace Thompson.

Dance Caribe with Candace
January 14-27, 2017 (no class: 1/16, MLK Day and 1/22)

About our guest artist:
Candace Thompson, a Trinidad and Tobago native, is a dancer, choreographer and certified fitness professional specializing in personal training and group fitness, in addition to being the Artistic Director of ContempoCaribe and Founding Executive Director of Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE. Her dance training is extensive, beginning in Trinidad and Tobago where she received instruction in modern dance and ballet at La Danse Caraibe under Heather Henderson-Gordon. She is a graduate of Adelphi University's BFA in Dance, receiving the Ruth St. Denis Award for excellence from the dance department, and has gone on to work in various dance styles including Afro-Caribbean, Classical Modern, Modern/Contemporary, Contemporary Floor Technique, Jazz, Soca and West African.

About the Intensive:
Dance Caribe with Candace
January 14-27, 2017 (no class: 1/16, MLK Day and 1/22)

Morning Session: 10-12pm
The morning session will give all students (from novice to advanced) a chance to experience Dance Conditioning and Soca Dance technique from a seasoned professional and native practitioner. Soca dance is a fun dance workout accompanied by Soca music. The class will start with a short warm up with basic moves traditionally done to Soca music (wining and other body isolations), proceeds to fun high energy dance moves across the floor, and ends with a short sequence of choreography.

Afternoon Session: 1:30-4:30pm
The afternoon session is for all dancers who consider themselves to be at an intermediate level - in ANY form of dance. This session will introduce dancers to her unique ContempoCaribe style as Ms. Thompson sets a repertory piece on the group.

Students can take morning only for half credit or both morning and afternoon for full credit.

Fee: $50

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Dance Enthusiast - Moving Caribbean in NYC performing 'Neath de Mas'
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dance Enthusiast - Moving Caribbean in NYC performing 'Neath de Mas'

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

by Christine Jowers & The Dance Enthusiast

Join host Christine Jowers, Editor of The Dance Enthusiast and Caribbean artists, Candace Thompson (Trinidad & Tobago); Nélida Tirado (Puerto Rico) and Nadia Dieudonné (Haiti) for a stellar evening of performance & conversation as they introduce us to a one-of-a kind insider experience into 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.

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Neath De Mas at COCO Dance Festival
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Neath De Mas at COCO Dance Festival

ContempoCaribe will be featured at COCO 2016 with the piece 'Neath de Mas' 

COCO provides a platform for innovation and experimentation in contemporary dance for emerging and established choreographers in Trinidad and Tobago.

COCO AWARDS & MAINSTAGE FRIDAY - Dance Showcase
Fri 28 October 2016
7:30 p.m. Queen's Hall

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DCC New Traditions Festival 2016: Dance Your Caribbean!
Jun
11
to Jun 12

DCC New Traditions Festival 2016: Dance Your Caribbean!

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In honor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE will present its second annual, 
NEW TRADITIONS Festival 2016: Dance Your Caribbean!

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets
PURCHASE TODAY: http://bit.ly/1QwP83g

Through New Traditions, Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE is committed to presenting concert dance works rooted in Caribbean cultural traditions and experiences. Our 2016 festival will be a 2-night dance festival running from June 11-12, 2016.

This Dance Your Caribbean festival will feature 'Facing Home: Love and Redemption', by Christopher Walker and Kevin A. Ormsby. The work explores the global impact of Bob Marley's music—its expression of humanity’s struggle and inspiration toward love, redemption and hope— and the culture of homophobia in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. 

In addition, the festival will present NYC-based Caribbean choreographers -
Jessica St. Vil, 
Maxine Montilus, 
Safi Hariott, 
Shola Roberts and
Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE Founder, Candace Thompson. 

SATURDAY, June 11

Jessica St.Vil/Kanu Dance Theater
Safi Harriott
Shola Roberts & Company
INTERMISSION
Facing Home: Love & Redemption (Chris Walker & Kevin Ormsby)

SUNDAY, June 12

Maxine Montilus
Candace Thompson/ContempoCaribe
INTERMISSION
Facing Home: Love & Redemption (Chris Walker & Kevin Ormsby)


TICKET INFO:
Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://bit.ly/1QwP83g

Student/Senior $18.00
General $25.00
2 - Day Pass $42.00
See both nights of the show (each night's run presents different local choreographers)
Premium Ticket $50.00
(Premium - Includes pre-show reception)

TRANSPORTATION:
Using the subway, the “F” train is the closest line. Coming from Manhattan take the F towards Coney Island – Stillwell Av to the York Street Station. It is approximately a 3-minute walk on Jay Street to GKA.

 
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Dances of Jamaica & the Caribbean: New Traditions Master Class
May
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dances of Jamaica & the Caribbean: New Traditions Master Class

Sunday. 5/29 | 6:30pm | 53 Chambers St, New York, NY | $17

Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE in partnership with Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance is offering a New Traditions Master Class with DCC Featured Artist Chris Walker:

Dive deep into Afro-Caribbean traditional and contemporary forms in Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad. Based on the work of Chris Walker (Dancer/Choreographer for The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica) for Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE's show "New Traditions," the class will also focus on expressing Caribbean movement; as well as provide context through the dances' rhythms, songs, and stories.This is an Open Level class and welcomes students of all levels.

About Chris Walker: Chris Walker is an Associate Professor of Dance, and the Artistic Director of the First Wave program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a choreographer and dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, and Co-founder/Artistic Director of NuMoRune Collaborative—an ensemble of dancers, choreographers, storytellers, and musicians who come together under a united artistic vision to create collaborative works. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the New York-Thayer Fellowship and the GOJ PM Award. He was most recently awarded the prestigious UW-Madison Romnes Fellowship. In February 2015, Walker was selected to present the annual Philip Sherlock Lecture in Kingston, Jamaica.

Through New Traditions, Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE is committed to presenting concert dance works rooted in Caribbean cultural traditions and experiences. Our 2016 festival will be a 2-night dance festival running from June 11-12, 2016. 

More INFO and TIX: http://bit.ly/1QwP83g

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Renegade Performance Group premieres new investigation 'Aerodrome' at Judson Church
May
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Renegade Performance Group premieres new investigation 'Aerodrome' at Judson Church

RPG presents AERODROME -
a new work-in-progress at the historic Judson Memorial Church part of the long-standing Monday performance series curated by Movement Research.

Choreography and projection design by artistic director André M. Zachery with sound design and installation from resident composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.


Monday 9 May | 7:30PM
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

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SLMDances in Baltimore
Apr
28
10:00am10:00am

SLMDances in Baltimore

SLMDances performs classic 'Moon' and excerpts of 'The Window Sex Project' in Baltimore.

Thursday, April 28  | Roland Park Country School
Saturday, April 30  | Upton Triangle Park 

Read more here: http://www.sydnielmosley.com/#!slmdances-in-baltimore/cyiu

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DCC Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser
Apr
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

DCC Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

DCC Dance-a-thon Fundraiser: Dance Your Caribbean!
Help us to our goal at the DCC Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser Event- DANCE YOUR CARIBBEAN!

Join us for 2.5 hours of non-stop AfroCaribWestIndian FUN!
The event features a massive dance class party led by 4
DCC instructors and raffles and giveaways from our sponsors.

WHEN: Saturday, April 16th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
WHERE:Gelsey Kirkland Academy
ADDRESS:29 Jay St. Brooklyn NY 11201
CONTRIBUTION:$25
TICKETS: dccfundraiser.bpt.me

*Using the subway, the “F” train is the closest line. Coming from Manhattan take the F towards Coney Island – Stillwell Av to the York Street Station. It is approximately a 3-minute walk on Jay Street to GKA.

The DCC Dance-a-thon fundraiser is a part of our #danceyourcaribbean fundraiser. To find out more about how to contribute follow this link:
https://igg.me/at/dccdanceyourcaribbean/x

#danceyourcaribbean #dccevents #newtraditions2016 #supportdcc#supportdcc

 
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DCC Diaspora Dance Series: Soca Dance with Candace
Apr
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

DCC Diaspora Dance Series: Soca Dance with Candace

DCC DIASPORA DANCE SERIES: 
DANCE CARIBBEAN COLLECTIVE PRESENTS A SERIES OF CARIBBEAN DANCE FORMS AND FITNESS STYLES TO GIVE GREATER VISIBILITY TO INSTRUCTORS WORKING IN OUR COMMUNITY AND SHARING OUR CULTURE.

April 14: Soca Dance with Candace
WHEN: Thursdays thru May 12
LOCATION: Brooklyn Studios for Dance
TIME: 6:30-7:30pm

Classes include: 
Soca Dance with
Candace Dance & Fitness
Experimental Dancehall with Marguerite Hemmings
CaribFunk with A'Keitha Carey/CaribFunk
Samba-Afro with Joya Powell/Movement of the People Dance Company
Bomba with
Miltieri Tucker/Bombazo Dance Co.
Afro-Soca with Shola K. Roberts/ The SholaBare Experience
Afro-Island with Jessica Phoenix/FIYAH Productions Dancehall Theater

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30 Artists/30 Years Fielday
Apr
10
12:00pm12:00pm

30 Artists/30 Years Fielday

Sydnie L. Mosley Dances presents as part of Fielday by the The Field

The Field turns 30 this year! To celebrate we're going back to our roots to present 30+ artists in one of our most classic programs. We're hosting a marathon performance event: Fielday on Sunday, April 10th at Dixon Place. 30 Artists / 30 Years Fielday is a full day of high impact, intimate performances on two stages, a forum discussion on collective strength and resiliency in the arts, complete with a cash bar and birthday cake!

On The Main Stage:
12pm-2pm: The Early Bird Show
Performances by: Dances for a Variable Population, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Sandra Rivera, Kendra J. Ross, 
Dances By Very Young Choreographers/Ellen Robbins, Tia Nina, and Anabella Lenzu.
http://thefield.org/content/30-artists-30-years-fielday-early-bird-12-2-ticket

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Douen Islands: Kiskadee
Apr
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Douen Islands: Kiskadee

Douen Islands: In Forest & Wild Skies (April 2014) was a special collaboration between Kriston Chen with journalist/poet, Andre Bagoo, at Alice Yard based on his poetry e-book called, Douen Islands: Tomorrow Please God (free download here).  

Next installation of ‪#‎DouenIslands‬:Kiskadee features collaborations with several artists including Candace Thompson (ContempoCaribe/Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE) presenting dance and movement concepts directed and filmed/livestreamed by Andre Zachery of Renegade Performance Group. 

Learn more about DI here: bit.ly/1qkrBxe and here: douenislands.com

 

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Dancing for Non-Dancers: Mind, Body & Soul
Apr
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dancing for Non-Dancers: Mind, Body & Soul

 

taught by
Candace Dance & Fitness

Wednesdays, 2016
Class organizer -  Nandi Keyi

Note from Nandi: I have "heard" and "felt" that I "can't" dance. I am now inspired to start a class for folks like me: "Dancing For Non-Dancers: Mind, Body & Soul" because I am removing self-limiting beliefs. I want to move my body to music - the way I do in my mind - whether it is in my living room or in social settings. If this resonates with you, join me on this journey in a fun, safe, non-judgment space with a patient, amazing choreographer. We will leave class feeling accomplished, achieving comfort in body, rhythm, balance and coordination. We will have a greater sense of well-being, opening ourselves up to new adventures.

RSVP by email: fornudancers@gmail.com

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The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet!
Dec
9
to Dec 13

The Brooklyn Nutcracker Sweet!

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Performing as a guest artist with Sydnie Mosley and Kendra Ross as part of Brooklyn Ballet's The Nutcracker, with new characterizations and movement ideas intended for a unique full-length production, set to premiere in 2015. 
December 9–December 13, 2015 @7:30pm (Sunday's show 1pm and 4pm only)

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34418

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