10th Anniversary Celebration for New Waves! 2020. Let's Dance!
With a consistent flow of impressive cohorts each year, many have been invited to return for New Waves! 2020. Guest Artists are invited to invoke a practice that includes dance, song, word, and play; to create a space where “dancers could dance and be healed from the laborious hierarchies of imperialism and colonization; a space where we could “each re-strategize our own personal vision”. Through four days of performance, movement and reasoning sessions, screenings, communal meals, and informal limes, New Waves! 2020 will explore how dance artists, scholars, teachers, administrators, those in dance production (lighting and costume designers, musicians), and other leaders in the field of dance galvanize, play, workshop, commune, disrupt, engage, celebrate, mourn, heal, and move. Our vision is to embody the depth and spirit of contemporary dance and performance practice in the Caribbean and its Diasporas - in an organizing principle of ‘Emancipation’ - and connect in essential ways that alters and brings out light in one another.
Major program highlights for New Waves! 2020 include:
NEW WAVES! 2020 OPENING Celebration - Welcome & Conversation with Makeda Thomas, Tony Hall, and Ananya Chatterjea. Performance with Makeda Thomas, Chris Walker, Fana Fraser, Catherine Denecy, Sonja Dumas, Neila Ebanks, Arielle John, Shamar Watt, Ras Mikey C, Muhammad Muwakil, Everald “Redman” Watson, Wayne “Lion” Osuna, Fritzner Alexandre, Jamie Philbert, Gillian Moor, Adam Ade Ola, and more.Exploration of New Waves! 2020 through a series that includes performance, film screenings, installation, and workshops:
Ras Mikey C, Workshop: Ethio-Modern Dance
Adam Ade Ola, Workshop: Orisha Performing Arts Co.
Jean-Sebastian Duvilaire, Workshop: Haitian Dance
Rennie Harris, Workshop: House Dance
Michelle Gibson, Workshop: Second Line Aesthetic
Jamie Philbert, Workshop: Kalinda Technique for Performance
Shamar Watt, Workshop: Contemporary Dance
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Workshop: Contemporary Dance
Millicent Johnnie, Screening: La Diablesse and Bamboula is Not Bamboozled.
Maya Cozier, Screening: She Paradise.
Performances by: Catherine Denecy, Sheena Rose, Akuzuru, Fana Fraser, Neila Ebanks, Nic Kay, Shamar Watt, and Continuum Dance Project. See here for further info and a full schedule. Let's Dance!
To join us for New Waves! 2020, register online at https://form.jotform.co/93291810944865 by Friday, 15 May 2020. The participation fee is $500 USD, which includes all events, workshops, and local transportation. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.