ABOUT OUR MISSION

Roots In Revolution aims:
- To explore ways in which multiple culture can intersect through dance;

- To increase public awareness of and exposure to traditional dance forms;

- To be advocates for cultural diversity in the professional dance world; and

- To encourage greater integration of folk/traditional dances at academic institutions.
ABOUT THE COMPANY

Roots In Revolution is comprised of women with diverse experiences and dance influences.  Our work is "multilingual", seamlessly blending influences from traditional/folkoloric dance forms - djembe, sabar, kutiro, samba, bomba and Afro-Cuban – with more contemporary technique – modern, hip-hop and jazz.  Our repertoire addresses many issues affecting women as well as issues of political and social importance in contemporary society.
ROOT UPRISINGS!

September 7th: Workshop & Work-In-Progress Showing!

Come dance with Roots in a class taught by our artistic director, Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye. Then, stay for a performance of excerpts of new works in our repertoire. You can from hear directly from the artists during the Q&A and connect with company members during the chat & chew.

About the Workshop:
Class begins with an extensive stretch that combines movement from dance, fitness and yoga, designed to loosen the joints and warm-up the muscles. After warm-up, a combination is taugh using Roots' unique style of movement - a fusion of sabar, djembe, jazz and modern dance.  Heavy emphasis is placed on improviing musicality and mastering the ability to move seamlessly between dance styles.


About the Works In Progress Showing:
Roots In Revolution has been busy developing a diverse collection of pieces, including its first work set to live sabar drums. We are excited to share excerpts.

Sept. 7, 2014 from 2pm - 6 pm
at Bridge For Dance
2726 Broadway, 3rd Fl. (btw 104-105)
New York, NY


Click here to pre-register!
Schedule & Costs:

Dance Workshop: $15
2:00-3:30 pm

WIP Showing (followed by Chat & Chew): $12
4:00-5:30 pm
* Get a $5 discount if you buy tickets for both. *