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CHELLE and Friends (USA)

Daughters of the Delta (World Premiere)

Michelle_400x290.jpgDate(s) & Time(s): Sat. June 11 8pm, Sun. June 12, 2pm
Duration: 90 minutes plus intermission
Location: Plymouth Church, 424 Monte Vista Ave, Oakland
Ticket Prices: $10 - $25

Celebrated joyously in Michelle Jacques’ signature New Orleans Big Band style, Daughters of the Delta is an anthology that honors African American women composers and musicians hailing from Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Seminal figures whose body of work became the backdrop to the Great Migration as Black people moved out of the South during the Jim Crow era. But also individuals whose names were in danger of being written out of history.

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Byb Chanel Bibene (Congo / USA)

Afro Rhythms Movement

David Teaching

Date(s) & Time(s): Tue. 14 June, 5PM                             
Duration: 90 Minutes
Location: Shawl Anderson, 2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley
Ticket Prices: $20

Afro Rhythms Movement is a crossroad between contemporary dance and African-derived dance forms, with a focus on dance aesthetics from Central Africa / Congo. The class introduces ethnic dance forms through a contemporary lens. This course will explore movements that form a springboard to contemporary dance grounded in ethnic dance aesthetics.

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David Brandstätter (Germany) with Michelle Jacques (USA)

FRE!HEIT (2014, US Premiere)

This performance has been postponed until October 2022.

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Kiandanda Dance Theater (USA / Congo)

Religion Kitendi - Dress Code (World Premiere)


Date(s) & Time(s): Fri-Sat, July 1-2, 8PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, SF
Ticket Prices: $16 - $20

Featuring the choreography of Kiandanda Dance Theater artistic director, Chanel “Byb” Bibene and an original score performed live by composer Manolo Davila, Religion Kitendi focuses on the lives of Congolese Sappeurs and uses haute couture fashion to examine the prevailing legacy of the slave trade and European colonization of Africa and the creation of the African Diaspora.

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