Last month, Ashley interviewed choreographer, educator, and founder of Kiandanda Dance Theater, Byb Bibene about the company's premiere of "Religion Kitendi: Dress Code," for the Festival's Summer Series in July. Chanel talked about the inspiration behind the evening length production, which is a critique on high fashion.
Working with composer and musician Manolo Davila and artistic advisor and dancer Latanya D. Tigner, the three set out to portray the movement La Sape and its sociopolitical significance through music, dance and dialogue.
* See Kiandanda Dance Theater's performance for the Festival's Summer Series Friday, July 1, and Saturday July 2 at 8 p.m. Get tickets here.
* Read Ashley's interview with Byb.
* Watch Ashley's conversation with Byb on YouTube.