Spirited Dance Classes that Celebrate the Joy of Living!
A 6-WEEK AFROCARIBE DANCE WORKSHOP ON MAUI
with Kimberly Miguel Mullen
Featuring Live Drumming!
OCTOBER 4, 2018 THROUGH NOVEMBER 10, 2018
6-WEEK CLASS SCHEDULE:
6-THURSDAYS @6:00PM TO 7:30PM
TOPIC: AFROBRAZILIAN DANCE W/LIVE DRUMMING
DATES: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8
LOCATION: MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH: ½ Mile North of Paia on Baldwin Road
5-SATURDAYS @NOON TO 1:30PM
TOPIC: ALT. AFROBRAZILIAN & AFROCUBAN W/LIVE DRUMMING
DATES: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10 (No Class 11/3)
LOCATION: MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH: : ½ Mile North of Paia on Baldwin Road
5-MONDAYS @6:00PM TO 7:30PM
*TOPIC: AFROCUBAN DANCE TECHNIQUE
DATES: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
LOCATION: MAUI YOGA SHALA (PAIA): 381 Baldwin Road
*audio recordings by El Grupo Yemaya Ire Ache
TUITION (A Customary Drum Tip is Encouraged):
*$300, 6-Week Package
$20 Single Class
*Due by October 4th. Valid until Nov 10. No Refunds. No Exceptions.
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Join internationally renown Dance Artist & Cultural Ethnologist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen for a Special 6-Week AfroCaribe Dance Workshop on Maui. Though a series of guided rhythmic movements, students will embody elements of AfroCuban and AfroBrazilian cultural dance traditions. These ancient dances provide meaningful pathways for healing and growth. Kimberly is a skillful educator who takes her students on a spiritual journey that invites them to engage every part of their physical, emotional and mental well-being.
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 danced traditions through apprenticeship and ethnographic research, Mullen combines the influences of her training in Silvestre technique with traditional AfroCuban and AfroBrazilian dance styles to which she has devoted herself for over twenty years.
Since receiving her Master of Arts degree for 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. Mullen makes her knowledge of the healing and rejuvenating dimensions of dance accessible to a wide audience through her teachings and her award winning international popular dance and fitness DVDs. 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.
The Los Angeles Times has described her dancing as “spectacularly supple” since infuses her dances with a remarkable ability to embody and interpret the character of the dance as she transmits the archetypes of AfroCuban deities called Orichas or Orixas. Her choreographies, based on her practice of innovative improvisation, navigate her position as a performer of orisha dance in the interstice between AfroCuban and AfroBrazilian dance communities. Her 2012 solo performance of Yemanja, Mother of the Deep featured live music by singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd and composer and AfroCuban religious practitioner Alberto López.
Mullen continues to develop Yemanja, Mother of the Deep as a touring, full-length show through which she displays her unique ability to remake and reframe AfroCuban and AfroBrazilian traditional forms while remaining true to the legacies of the practitioners, performers, and communities that have mentored and molded her. As she moves from classroom to stage, she opens up new possibilities for health, spiritual practice, and cultural exchange.
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