279 African & African-American Dance & Culture Workshop, Part 1

Wednesday, April 1, 2009: 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
Tampa Convention Center: Ballroom B
Presiders: Annette C. Holt, Pine Camp Art Center, Richmond, VA; and WillysAnn Gaines, Willys Gaines Dance Theatre, Miami, FL
Movement, gesture, and rhythm intertwine in the African dance experience. In this program we will travel through the dynamic interplay of African culture as it exists today, celebrating peace, joy and harmony amid the diaspora. Learn basic movements and meaning of dance within a rich sense of community to dramatic rhythms and beats of African dance.Part One of a two-part workshop - check your program book for details.
African Dance: a Multicultural Celebration
A.D. E. Achiléfu, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Echoes from the Motherland-Dance to the West African Beat
Rodney L. Williams, Longwood University, Richmond, VA
  • African Dance handout and music list- Achilefu 09.doc (29.0 kB)