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New Traditions Festival 2017: Our Caribbean Spirit

New Traditions Festival 2017: Our Caribbean Spirit

5:30pm - 12:00pm

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York — United States

The New Traditions Festival 2017: Our Caribbean Spirit, is a 3-night festival featuring local Caribbean choreographers and a signature collaborative dance work that explores how movement from various island cultures tells the story of our resilience and exuberance.The New Traditions Festival is a series of events happening this June in Brooklyn NY, in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month. The festival includes intensive workshops and masterclasses open to the public, a residency and mentorship program for Caribbean choreographers, and a culminating performance featuring their work. we are bridging the Caribbean and the Contemporary dance communities. This is a space for choreographers to explore Caribbean identities, stories and collective experiences through a contemporary dance praxis. We are opening up the concert-stage format to include our voices and support the investigation of our traditional cultures. We are centering dance making as an essential part of cultural heritage and retention.

Sunday, June 18: Performance at 5:30pm, with a post-show reception
5th Floor | James and Martha Duffy Performance Space

Dance Caribbean Collective is an organisation dedicated to facilitating Caribbean Dance works, performances and cultural experiences in the Caribbean Diaspora with a focus on Brooklyn, NY. is run by (DCC) Lead Artists who lead and design the programming, workshops and performances, and the (DCC) Powerhouse that does the behind the scenes administration.