West African Dance Workshop

Oluyinka A. Akinjiola, The College at Brockport

Oluyinka A. Akinjiola is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at The College at Brockport. She has performed and toured with Mounafanyi, Pan-African ensemble (NY), Axé Didé, Afro-Cuban-Afro-Brazilian dance company (OR), Sambamore world drum and dance ensemble(CA), and Guinea Gbe all-female African drum & dance ensemble (CA). While at Brockport, Akinjiola received the Graduate Diversity Fellowship to contribute to the diversity of the Brockport. Her research was featured at the international Association of Blacks in Dance Conference (Washington, DC), Carnaval 2014 (Salvador, BA, Brazil), the College at Brockport Diversity Conference, and International Festival.

Description

West African Dance workshop will focus on the music, dance and songs from Guinea, West Africa. Audience engagement and participation is fundamental. We will learn about the culture of Guinea through singing, dancing and embodying the rhythms.

Comfortable clothing, that provides maximum mobility, and a water bottle are strongly advised.

Session Goals and Outcomes

  • Creating community
  • Experiencing culture through embodiment
  • Taking part in non-Western traditions
  • Exploring a variety of learning methods (oral, auditory and embodiment)

Presenter

Oluyinka A. Akinjiola ’14, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, The College at Brockport

 
Oct 6th, 2:00 PM Oct 6th, 3:15 PM

West African Dance Workshop

West African Dance workshop will focus on the music, dance and songs from Guinea, West Africa. Audience engagement and participation is fundamental. We will learn about the culture of Guinea through singing, dancing and embodying the rhythms.

Comfortable clothing, that provides maximum mobility, and a water bottle are strongly advised.

Session Goals and Outcomes

  • Creating community
  • Experiencing culture through embodiment
  • Taking part in non-Western traditions
  • Exploring a variety of learning methods (oral, auditory and embodiment)

Presenter

Oluyinka A. Akinjiola ’14, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, The College at Brockport