Our Workshop Series is a sequence of workshops rooted in the dances of the African Diaspora. Canadian and International instructors are invited to be in residence for a period of time to share their knowledge and expertise.
2017/2018 Workshop Series
RONALD K. BROWN
Excited to welcome back Ronald K. Brown as he conducts 2 workshops with the public.
Sunday February 4, 2018
Dancemakers Studios - Theatre Studio 313 Distillery District - 15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3C4
1:00-2:00pm | Children Dance Class - $10.00 2:30-4:00pm | Adult Dance Class - $20.00
Join international practitioner Funmi Adewole, in an intensive 2 part session that Develops Your Choreographic Voice.
Friday March 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Artscape Yongeplace, 180 Shaw Street, Delta Studios ( Shaw & Queen)
Crafting from Constellations: Diaspora dance and dramaturgy. A lecture, on the origins of dance dramaturgy.
Saturday March 11, 2017 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: The Dance Annex 527 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor ( near Bathurst & Bloor)
WORKSHOP - ONLY 8 CHOREOGRAPHERS
This workshop incorporates group discussion, movement and composition tasks. Choreographers who wish to participate in this hands on workshop MUST SEND the following to email@example.com:
· Name, email address, and contact number
· A short paragraph describing specific issues, that you would like to address
· A clip of work up to 10 minutes illustrating the area inquestion
COST: FULL 2 sessions: $60.00 | Lecture: $20.00 |Workshop: $50.00. Payment to be made onsite cash or email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT FUNMI ADEWOLE
Funmi Adewole is a lecturer, performer, writer and dramaturge. She began her career in Nigeria as a freelance media practitioner, radio actress and performance poet. She moved into theatrical performance on relocating to England in 1994. Her performance credits include tours with Horse and Bamboo Mask and Puppetry Company, Adzido Pan-African Dance Ensemble, Ritual Arts, Banner Theatre and the Chomondeleys.
She has also worked as an arts project manager and was a chair of the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (now part of One Dance UK). ‘Funmi holds a M.A in Post-colonial Studies and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. She is presently completing a PhD in Dance Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester and starting an Early Career Fellowship at the same university. She lectures in the areas of Dance history, African dance aesthetics in theatrical dance practice and Intercultural choreography and Arts and Festivals.
Dance Classes with ACE Dance and Music
Sunday February 12, 2017
"An eclectic fusion of African and Caribbean movement aesthetics fused with Contemporary dance techniques."
M'Bemba Bangoura - October 2016
M’Bemba Bangoura has been a resident instructor and performer in the Toronto community for many years. Mr. Bangoura is a native of Guinea, West Africa, where he began learning the traditional music and dances of his village from a young age. He was a member of Les Ballets Africains and the Ballet of Conakry, in the nation’s capital of Guinea. He has played with Ballet Djoliba, working with other drummers to created the Ballet’s musical arrangements.
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