The Thione Diop show at the Royal Room last night was awesome! Thanks to all the musicians who were part of it.
Here is an upcoming event of interest to African dance lovers.
Gregory Maqoma Dance Master Class:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue in Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Dance Master Class for Intermediate to Advanced Dancers –
9:30-11:15am ($15 drop in)
A fusion of movement aesthetics ranging from classic traditional Xhosa movements to contemporary South African forms layered with Asian forms, traditions and rhythms. The focus throughout the class is on finding an impulse that drives the adrenaline.
Dance Lecture Series: Contemporary Dance in Africa:
A Public Conversation with Gregory Maqoma
11:30am – 12:30pm (FREE)
Join Gregory Maqoma for a public conversation with Velocity Executive/Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer directly after his Master Class. Maqoma will talk about his work and dance history, the electrifying creative fomentation happening in African dance today, and the complexities of a contemporary ‘African identity’.
For more information, please contact Velocity Dance Center at 206-325-8773.
Exit/Exist by Gregory Maqoma/ Vuyani Dance Theatre is presented by STG in partnership with On The Boards October 24 through 27, 2013 at On The Boards in Seattle.
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