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Kariamu and Company: Traditions — A Celebration of African Dance

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Kariamu Welsh is a Guggenheim award–winning dance scholar, choreographer, educator and the founder of the Umfundalai technique. For the past 40 years, Welsh has developed Umfundalai as a contemporary 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. Kariamu’s dance company will showcase the Umfundalai technique during this Fall Arts Celebration event at Grand Valley State University. As an “artivist,” Welsh feels that one of her responsibilities is to tell the stories, myths, legends and histories of the marginalized, invisible, forgotten and oppressed. Welsh is currently a professor of dance in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. 

Kariamu and Company: Traditions — A Celebration of African Dance
  • Times:  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • November 12, 2018 to November 12, 2018
  • Grand Valley State University - Louise Armstrong Theatre
  • Free