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IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival
August 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company, Miami’s premier nonprofit dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Afro-Cuban culture through dance and music, will once again present its 27th IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, featuring dance workshops, live performances, after parties, lectures, children’s activities and more. This year’s theme is Dance Untamed: Rituals or Resistance for the 21st Century.
Wednesday, August 3 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.
1:30PM – Opening remarks by Conference Chair Neri Torres
2:00PM – Oya as the Winds of Transformative Change (video) by Halifu Osumare, Ph.D.
2:30PM – Cultural Lens: Haitian Immigrant Parental Acculturation and High-risk Behaviors in their Haitian Children by Weiselande ‘Yanui’ César
3:00PM – Boundaries, Burden and Balance: Using Resistance in Ballet Pedagogy to Redefine Posture and Position by Kathryn Austin, Ph.D.
3:20PM – Decoding The Erotic in Jamaican Dancehall: Analyzing Black Female Bodily Narratives by Akeitha Carey, Ph.D.
4:00PM – Closing: Traditional Conga featuring IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance on the Cultural Plaza
Thursday, August 4 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1:30PM – Reclaiming Power: The Black Maternal Health Crisis (video) by Nakesha Wall, MFA
2:00PM – Dancefulness: Coaching Guidelines for Dancing Life & Living Dance (Based on the Application Model of Robert Dilts’s Pyramid of Neurological Levels) by Rosana Herrero-Martin, Ph.D.
2:30PM – Island Ragga: Butterfly Effects of Imperialism & Independence by Nicki del Valle
2:40PM – The Ireme as a Catalyst and Symbol of the Abacua Culture by Angel Guerra (en español)
2:50PM – Closing: Abakua (Ireme) performance by grupo Ibiono Mendo Cairan directed by Angel Guerra
For more information about the festival, click here.
Image credit: Oya Photo Karime Arabia
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