Date(s) - August 19, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Astoria Arts and Movement Center
She’s back- – AfroCaribe Dance Workshop with Kimberly Miguel Mullen Monday, August 19th from from 5:30pm to 7pm at the AAMC!! $20 at the door (no pre-reg required), all skill and fitness levels welcome. This Spirited workshop will celebrate the art of living through the joyful dances from The Caribbean, Cuba & Brazil.
Classically trained folkloric dance artist and cultural ethnologist Kimberly Miguel Mullen contributes to a legacy of performers from the Caribbean, Cuba and Brazil. Her dance practice is rooted in ritual dance expressions from AfroCaribbean/AfroBrazilian religious systems of deities called the Orichas/Orixas. Through ongoing innovative performances, in-depth workshops, dance intensives and trainings, Mullen expands the reach of African diasporic forms.
Mullen is among a select few artists and scholars who combine knowledge and technical excellence in ritual dance forms, culture, and histories. As the bearer of dance traditions through apprenticeship and ethnographic research, Mullen combines the influences of her training in traditional AfroCuban and AfroBrazilian dance styles with Silvestre technique to which she has devoted herself for over twenty years.
Since receiving her Master of Arts degree from UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Dept, in 2005, Mullen is a seasoned University dance professor. In 2013, she completed an 8-year Professorship at Occidental College and has guest lectured at various academic institutions including: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Loyola Marymount University, California State University of Los Angeles, Portland State University, Wesleyan College, UC Riverside, and St. Mary’s College. She is also a leader in the field of dance ethnology for her development of culturally conscious art curricula and travel abroad immersion programs to Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago.
FMI: www.kmmdancestudio.com or www.astoriaartsandmovement.com