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MAKING TRACKS SUMMER INTENSIVE IRIE! DANCE THEATRE 5-7 August 2024 10-5pm

Making Tracks Summer Intensive: Nuances, Heritage & Ritual is a 3-days dance programme that brings together a series of masterclasses in African & Caribbean folk and traditional forms led by H Patten, Beverley Glean, Nii Kwartey Owo and international Haitian guest artist Karine Label.

MAKING TRACKS SUMMER INTENSIVE IRIE! DANCE THEATRE 5-7 August 2024 10-5pm
MAKING TRACKS SUMMER INTENSIVE IRIE! DANCE THEATRE 5-7 August 2024 10-5pm

Time & Location

05 Aug 2024, 10:00 am – 07 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm

London, Fordham Park, Angus St, London SE14 6LU, UK

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About the event

Making Tracks Summer Intensive: Nuances, Heritage & Ritual is a 3-days dance programme that brings together a series of masterclasses in African & Caribbean folk and traditional forms led by Dr 'H' Patten, Beverley Glean, Nii Kwartey Owo and international Haitian guest artist Karine Label. 

 

 

Dr 'H' Patten - MBE

Dr ‘H’ Patten, is a renowned performer and choreographer, who boasts a 36-year career spanning filmmaking and university lecturing. Internationally acclaimed in African and Caribbean arts, he’s authored significant dance publications and earned a PhD from Canterbury Christ Church University. He also received the Jamaican High Commission 50th Anniversary Award for Arts, Culture, and Entertainment. He is an associate lecturer, who specializes in African and Caribbean contemporary and traditional dance, emphasizing cultural and dance analysis. In 2020 he was awarded an MBE for services to African and Caribbean dance.

 

Beverley Glean - MBE

Beverly Glean is the Founding Artistic Director of IRIE! dance theatre. She has been a pioneering force in African and Caribbean diasporic dance fusion in the UK.

With over 30 years of global collaborations and notable delivery of accredited training programmes in Higher Education with her team at IRIE! In 2023 Glean re-established IRIE! dance theatre performance company, creating a new work entitled GROUNDATION - Dancing from the Archive. In 2016 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2017 awarded an MBE for services to the promotion of African and Caribbean dance.

 

Nii Kwartey Owoo

Nii Kwartey Owoo is the director of Miishejeloi Dance Theatre (Accra/London), Miishe African Music and Dance (Leeds), Asasaa Ensemble a Creative Associate at The Geraldine Connor Foundation (Leeds). Originally from Accra, Ghana, Nii draws on his Ga heritage, including spiritual beliefs, storytelling and symbolism, creating original choreography that blends tradition with current global dance styles. Nii grew up in a traditional royal household and was given the title Custodian of Culture by his elders at the age of 12; he incorporates this knowledge of West African culture and music in his work.

 

SPECIAL GUEST

Karine Label

LaBel’s roots are in Caribbean culture. Through her many years of experience in dance pedagogy, prodigious awards and performances in France, Germany, Austria, Thailand and Switzerland, she is well-known as a performer, dancer and choreographer. Karine LaBel was born in Haiti in Les Cayes in 1970. She began her dance training with the grande dame of Haitian and Modern Dance, Viviane Gauthier, and deepened her knowledge of traditional Haitian rituals with Matissou Legba in the legendary place of pilgrimage Lakou Souvenance. As a student of Georges Momboye in Paris, LaBel studied African dance over several years at the Centre de Danses Pluri-Africaines. She continued her training in Vienna in technical studies (contemporary dance training) at ImPulsTanz as a student of Geraldine Armstrong, Ismael Ivo, Bob Curtis and Irène Tassambedo, Jennifer Lacey and DD Dorvillier among others.

Schedule


  • 1 hour

    Day 1 Registration

    Moonshot Centre

  • 2 hours

    Day 1: African Dance with Nii Kwartey Owoo

    Studio 1
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  • MAKING TRACKS SUMMER INTENSIVE

    Sale ends: 07 Aug, 5:00 pm

    Making Tracks Summer Intensive: Nuances, Heritage & Ritual is a 3-days dance programme that brings together a series of masterclasses in African & Caribbean folk and traditional forms led by H Patten, Beverley Glean, Nii Kwartey Owoo and international Haitian guest artist Karine Label.

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