August 1 1 - 12, 2018  / Workshop Info and Schedule

On August 11 - 12, 2018 in Austin, TX, Dance Africa Fest welcomes five distinct African Diaspora dance artists for an in-depth, two-day workshop exploring Guinean dance and vocal workshops, Trini-style Carnival dance, Haitian Vodou dance, and New Orleans’ Second Line as a cultural aesthetic. Taught by premier artists, these high-energy workshops introduce students to a unique blend of African, Caribbean and American dance traditions, with many classes incorporating live drumming and music performed by some of Austin’s best musicians. These workshops are sure to engage and delight students of all ages and levels! 

LOCATION: Ballet Afrique Contemporary Dance, 8011 Cameron Rd #500, Austin, TX 7875.  ***** Pre-registration recommended as space is limited. 

VENDOR MARKET 12 noon - 6pm DAILY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

9:00 am -10:30 am Moving Africa through Haitian Vodou DanceJean-Sebastien Duvilaire

10:45 am- 12:15 pm: African Diaspora vocal workshopIsmael Kouyate

  • 12:25 pm - 1:25 pm: Lunch break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Guinean dance workshopIsmael Kouyate

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm: Winin 101: Embodying Jamettness (Trini-style Carnival dance) - Adanna Jones, Ph.D.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: The New Orleans Original BuckShop (with live brass band)Michelle N. Gibson , the Artist


SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

9:00 am -10:30 am: Moving Africa through Haitian Vodou Dance Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire

10:30 am -12 noon: FREE Community Workshop (children and adults). Community capoeira  with Crianças De Capoeira Angola.

10:45 am- 12:15 pm: African Diaspora vocal workshopIsmael Kouyate

12:25 pm - 1:25 pm: Lunch break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Guinean dance workshopIsmael Kouyate

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm: Winin 101: Embodying Jamettness (Trini-style Carnical dance) - Adanna Jones, Ph.D.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: The New Orleans Original BuckShop (with live brass band)Michelle N. Gibson , the Artist

Live percussion for most classes. All levels welcome.

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