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INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONFERENCE 2014 ERROL BARROW CENTRE FOR CREATIVE IMAGINATION THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES CAVE HILL CAMPUS, BARBADOS WEST INDIES MARCH 6 to10 Artistic Director: Neri Torres Curator: John Hunte Technical Director: Paula Mascoll Festival Producer: De Carla Applewhaite

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International Dance Conference Schedule………………………………………………………………………....3 List of Movement Workshops……………………………………………………………………………………………..6 List of Panelists.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……..7 List of Performances………………………………………………………………………………………………..………….9 Panels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………9 Registration Fees ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9

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INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Date: Thursday 6th March, 2014 6:00pm Transformational Dance Workshop Location: National Cultural Foundation; West Terrace, St. James, BB23018, Barbados 7:20pm Facilitator: Christina Sears- Etter 7:00pm 8:10pm

Video Screening : African Dance: Sand, Drum and Shostakovich - Directors: Ken Glazebrook and Alla Kovgan Location: Cinemateque

7:30pm 9:20pm

Haitian dance Facilitator: Rosella Molinu

Date: Friday 7th March, 2014 8:00am Registration Location: EBCCI 12:00pm 9:00am Welcome/Aperture (Breakfast, Symposium committee speaks, drummers and short dance). Location: EBCCI Theatre Lobby 10:00am PANEL SCHEDULE Location: EBCCI Cinemateque 10:00am 10:45 am

Panel I: Sustainability & Agency Panelists: Matt Carney, Caitlin Snelson & John Hunte.

11:00am 11:45pm

Panel II: Traditional dance Panelists: Rosella Molinu & Nai-Whedai Sheriff

12:00pm 12:45pm LUNCH 1:30pm 2:15pm

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Panel III: Teaching & Education Panelists: Rainy Demerson, Sally Crawford & Kathryn Austin

Panel IV: Caribbean Diaspora Panelists: Nzinga Metzger, Ian Douglas & Yolanda Knights


2:30pm 3:15pm

Panel V: Fusion Approaches Panelists: Niurca Marques, Yvonne Goodridge & Neri Torres

3:30pm 4:15pm

Dance Workshop - ‘Wukkin up’ Location: EBCCI Dance Studio Facilitator: John Hunte

4:30pm 5:15pm

Panel VI: Gender & Environment Panelists: Danielle Harris, Lisa Sandlos & Jorge Morejon

5:30pm 6:30pm DINNER

Key note speaker: Yvonne Daniel

8:00pm 9:30pm

Local Dance Companies Performance –Traditional Afro-Caribbean Dance

9:30pm 10:30pm

Field Trip Location: Oistins

Featuring: UWI St. Augustine Dance Company, Dancing Africa, Pinelands Creative Workshop, Israel Lovell Foundation, Haynesville Youth Club and Danse National Afrique, Pearls Dance Academy

Date: Saturday 8th March, 2014 8:00am Registration 12:00pm DANCE WORKSHOPS: EBCCI Dance Studio/Rehearsal Studio 9:00am 10:00am

Facilitator: Rainy Demerson Afro-Brazilian

10:10am 11:10am

Facilitator: Nai-Whedai Sheriff Workshop: J’ouvert

11:20am 12:20pm

Facilitator: Neri Torres Workshop: Afro-Cuban Orisha dances: regaining black identity

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1:00pm 2:00pm

Facilitator: Lisa Sandlos Workshop: Creating Movement Choirs (Laban)

2:10pm 3:10pm

Facilitator: Ian Douglas Workshop: The Bajan Body

3:20pm 4:20pm

Facilitator: Matt Carney Workshop: California Flow Modern Dance

4:30pm 5:30pm

Facilitator: John Hunt Workshop: Barbadian dances: Landship

DINNER 7:00pm 8:30pm

GALA PERFORMANCE

8:30pm 9:30pm

Closing Party After Dance Dance Party Location: EBCCI Theatre Lobby

10:00pm

Field Trip: St. Lawrence Gap

Featuring: Christina Sears-Etter, Rainy Demerson, Matt Carney, Hazel Franco, UWI-EBCCI students, BCC, Israel Lovell Foundation, Adrenaline, Multifarious, Of Another Nature, Reactive and Street Dance, Matt Carney, Adrenaline

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Date: 6:00pm

FINALE PERFORMANCE Location: EBCCI Theatre Featuring: Praise Academy, Pearl An Dance Academy, Barefoot Project and Dancing Africa

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MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS (Cont.)

NAME

Lisa Sandlos, MA

TOPIC

Creating Movement Choirs (Laban)

University/Affiliation

PhD Candidate, York University, Canada

Nai-Whedai Sheriff

J’ouvert

Graduate Student, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rainy Demerson, MA

Dances of Brazil: Legacy of Resistance

El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas

Christina Sears-Etter, MFA

Somatics: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

Artistic Director, People Dancing , Eastern Michigan University, USA

Neri Torres, MFA

Afro-Cuban Orisha dances: regaining black identity

University of the West Indies, Barbados

John Hunte

Wukkin’ up, Landship

PhD Candidate, UWI/ National Cultural Foundation, Barbados

Rosella Molinu, BA

Haitian dance

Independent Artist, Dance & Drum for Tots, New York City

Ian Douglas

The Bajan Body

Independent Choreographer – No affiliation

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TOPIC

University/Affliation


Lisa Sandlos Agency and Social Transformation through Bodies in Motion: Why dance is an important tool for the advancement of feminism and gender equality

PhD Candidate, York University

Kathryn Austin

Bound Flow: Barriers to Dance Education in the K-12 Environment

Centre of Dance & the Performing Arts, Florida

Sally Crawford

Future Improvisations: New Perspectives on Implementing Tap Dance Studies into Dance Curriculums

PhD Candidate, De Montfort University, England

Nai-Whedai Sheriff

J'ouvert Speaks to the Present: Chippin' Down the Road as the Story Unfolds

Independent Choreographer, Urban Dance & Company,

Neri Torres

Rainy Demerson, MA

Cultural Impact of immigration in Western cities: New forms of dance sustainability and resistance Teaching Dances of the African Diaspora

Errol Barrow Center for the Creative Imagination, UWI, Barbados Independent Choreographer, Sacred Space Dance Company

Nzinga Metzger, PhD

My Spirit Dares to Dance this Body

Jorge Morejon, PhD

Caribbean Dance: Ecology of Our Sensory UWI, St. Augustine, Environment Trinidad Tobago

Yulanda Knights

Dissolving Aesthetic Difference: The Everything Dancer for the Everything Dance

Director of Dance at the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts, New York

Laura Donnelly

A Nonviolent Approach to Resistance Using the Alexander Technique

Kansas State University, Kansas

John Hunte

Dancing the National Narratives, Concert Dance in Barbados, a Historical Document

National Cultural Foundation, Barbados

Danielle Harris

Women in Hip-Hop: Commercialization’s Impact on Their Representation in the Media Flamenco Contemporaneo: Dance as

Graduate Student, Hunter College City University of New York Independent

Niurca Marques 7|Page

Florida A&M University


Resistance in a Process of Expansion Yvonne Goodridge, MA

The Dynamics of Movement and the Exchange of Energy: Synergy of Movement in the work of the late Prof. Rex Nettleford

Matt Carney

Communication During Change: Creating Sustainability in the Arts Through a Mixed Strategy Approach

Rosella Mollinu

The Eternal Stream: Haitian Vodun Dance and the dynamic of possession as a survival strategy

Caitlin Snelson

Protecting the Legacy of the Dance Arts: The Language of Copyright and Choreography, Graduate student, Vanderbilt Law School

Ian Douglas

Yvonne Daniel, PhD *Key note speaker

The Bajan body and the Missing Drum Speaks

Choreographer, Miami, Florida Barry University, Miami, Florida

Independent Choreographer and Administrator, San Diego, California

Graduate Student, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee

Independent Choreographer, Barbados Professor Emerita, Smith

Dance Arts and the Future

College, Massachusetts

PERFORMANCES PERSON/GROUP Sandra Lamouche

TITLE Traditional Native American Hoop Dance

University/Affiliation Graduate Student, Trent University, Canada

Rainy Demerson, MA

Perfect Blossom

Artistic Director, Sacred Space Dance Artistic Director, People

Christina Sears, MFA

Of Cedar and Stone

Dancing

Course of Passage

Independent Choreographer, Graduate Student, San Diego

Matt Carney

State University

Barbados Community College Of Another Nature

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EBCCI (students)

Coming apart (Lisa Cummins and Miriam Edghill) His Substance (Christian Gibson)

Street Dance Israel Lowell Foundation

PANELS Sustainability & Agency (I):

Traditional (II):

Matt Carney Caitlin Snelson John Hunte

Rosella Mollinu Sandra Lamouche Nai-Whedai Sheriff

Teaching &Education (III):

Caribbean Diaspora (IV):

Rainy Demerson Sally Crawford Kathryn Austin

Nzinga Metzgtr Ian Douglas Yolanda Knights

Fusion Approaches (V):

Gender & Environment(VI):

Neri Torres Niurca Marques

Daniel Harris Lisa Sandlos Jorge Morejon

Key Note Speaker: Yvonne Daniel

Registration Prices Full Day Pass - $120 (includes Symposium, workshops and closing gala) Single Workshop - $20 Pick 3 - $45 (workshops only) Spectator - $40 (all day) $20 (single workshop) Gala Performance: $25 (General Admission) - $15 (Students and Seniors)

Note: All prices are in US dollars. Payments at the door only (Schedule subject to change)

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Season of dance schedule 2014