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  • Kariamu and Company: Traditions — A Celebration of African Dance (GVSU Fall Arts Celebration)

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    Name: Kariamu and Company: Traditions — A Celebration of African Dance (GVSU Fall Arts Celebration)
    Date: November 12, 2018
    Time: 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Kariamu Welsh, honorifically known as Mama Kariamu, is a Guggenheim award–winning dance scholar, choreographer, educator, and the founder of the Umfundalai technique, which is a contemporary African dance technique based on traditional ideas from Africa and throughout the African diaspora. Welsh is a professor in the dance studies department in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. For the past 40 years, Welsh has developed Umfundalai as a dance technique that seeks to articulate the essence of African-oriented movement while highlighting the cultural and aesthetic continuity found in the rhythm and artistic sensibilities that cover the full range of African dance.
    Location:
    Louis Armstrong Theatre Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts Allendale Campus
    Date/Time Information:
    November 12th at 7:30 PM
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