2014 GUEST ARTISTS
RICHARD GONZALEZ **
AUSETTUA AMOR AMENKUM
**SPECIAL COLLABORATIVE GUEST ARTIST WITH KUMBUKA AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM COLLECTIVE
GUEST GUEST ARTISTS OF THE NEW ORLEANS DANCE FESTIVAL SHARE AND CELEBRATE THE TRADITIOS OF AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN - CLASSES OFFER PARTICIPANTS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF RITUALS, THE SYMBOLISM OF THE DANCE, AND THE MESSAGE OF THEIR SONGS.
NODF PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN CHOREOGRAPHY PERFORMED IN THE
"NEW ORLEANS DANCE FESTIVAL IN CONCERT
- FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
Room 300 of McWilliams Hall
CELEBRATE MAAFA - SATURDAY, JULY 5
The day begins bright and early with a healing ceremony at Congo Square in Armstrong Park at 7:00am, Baba Richard Gonzalez and participants of the New Orleans join in the special remembrance of the ancestors in movement, song, and ritual. A procession to the tomb of the Unknown Slave at St. Augustine Church follows the ceremony at Congo.
MAAFA , a swahili term, now in its 14th year is a community wide commemoration that honors the memory of the thousands of African people and their descendants who suffered or perished during the period of African capture and enslavement in the Americas presented by Luther Gray and the Ashé Cultural Center
New Orleans Heritage Performance
Kumbuka African Dance and Drum Collective directed by Ausettua Amor Amenkum will present the Dances of Congo Square and the Mardi Gras Indians. These special New Orleans Heritage classes will be featured during the morning sessions 9:30 - 11 Friday, June 27 and Saturday, 28th.
Housing for NODF participant is located on Tulane University's campus at Aron Residence 6401 Willow Street.
Rooms are $38 per night + $4 per day linen service
Housing does not include meals.
Campus food service are available in the morning and lunch. Evening meals have limited selections.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS ON TULANE'S CAMPUS CONTACT WENDY BAKER (see registration section of website)
New Orleans Dance Festival participants must provided their own insurance.
Information for registration and payment for classes is under the registration section.
Please contact Beverly Trask (504.812.4553 or email@example.com if you have questions