Conversation: Poetry today
Donna Mejia in Mozambique
As a transnational fusion dance artist, Donna Mejia distinctive aesthetic dialogs the secular dances of North Africa and the Arab World with American Hip Hop dance and sub-genres of electronic dance. Donna also teaches the Brazilian Silvestre Dance Technique and is a primary representative after twenty years of practice.
Donna received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Smith College on full fellowship, has been a guest artist in residence for eighteen colleges. In October of 2011 she was selected by the Fulbright Association to present the 2011 Selma Jeanne Cohen Endowed lecture for International Scholarship in Dance, notably for her paper “Digital Diasporas and Transnational Dance Communities: The Effects of the Internet on Identity Formation and Collective Cultural Memory.” She joined the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Theatre and Dance department in 2012 as the first Assistant Professor of tribal fusion dance globally.
She balances her time teaching and touring internationally to teach, lecture, and perform for private sponsors, festivals and community organizations.
Workshop Dates and Time:
Saturday, October 6 2018:
Translating Two Worlds to Each Other-Improvisational Fusion Dance and Contemporary/ Modern Improvisational Dance (Low/Advanced Level). From 07h00 am to 10h00 am
Advancing Technique in Transnational Dancers - Exploring Beyond the Boundaries of What We Think We Know. From 10h30 am to 13h00
Lunch Break: 13h00 to 14h00
Silk - Strength and Softness in Dialogue (Open Level): 14h00 to 16h00
Open Format - Teacher’s Prerogative (Advanced Level): 16h30 to 19h00
Sunday, October 7 2018:
Planet Donna-Welcome to my World (Low/Advanced Level): 08h00 am to 11h00 am
Loaded Soul – Twisted Funk: AKA “I Eat Beats for Breakfast” (Open Level): 11h30 am - 13h30
Address: Hotel Cardoso, Av. Martires de Mueda no. 707, Maputo