Producing + Curation

Candace has extensive experience in producing and designing events, talks and performances that center the Caribbean voice. Using dance and embodied cultural practices as the starting point, she creates events that engage the community, invigorate cultural pride and offer new perspectives. 

 

Accomplishments

3 years of programming for Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE including:

  • Diaspora Dance Series - workshops centered around island specific dance culture

  • New Traditions Festival - dance festival that presents Contemporary choreographers of the Caribbean Diaspora including the Dance Your Caribbean 2016 production presenting Jamaican/Canadian/American project Facing Home:Love and Redemption and the Our Caribbean Spirit 2017 production featuring the self-titled commissioned project.

  • Our Caribbean Spirit Project - community dance project that involved oral history of cultural leaders, youth engagement, collaborative dance making and video and written documentation.

  • DCW Youth Performing Arts Program - educating Caribbean-American youth about connections between traditional African and Caribbean dance and contemporary Caribbean culture.

  • DCC 2017 Townhall: Cultural Appropriation

3 years of work with WIADCA:

  • Stage Managing: Unda di Stars Reggae Night, Stay in School Youth Fest, Brass Festival, Kiddies Carnival Parade, Steelband Panorama Competition, Dimanche Gras Concert

  • Assistant Producer: Stay in School Youth Festival 2017

Renegade Performance Group

  • Strategic Advisor/Site Coordinator - Untamed Space at Danspace, RPG Fundraiser 2017 + 2018