Rhythm N’ Dance in collaboration with the Edeyo Foundation, Rara Tou Limen, Kankouran, Urban Artistry, and Coyaba Dance Theater presents a fundraiser event supporting the children of Port Au Prince Haiti

 

In February 2011, Rhythm N’ Dance took our first trip to Haiti in a partnership with the Edeyo Foundation to support their efforts with the Joyous Heart School in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Port-Au-Prince.  It was a successful project teaching dance to the kids at the school as apart of the after school programming being implemented a year after the massive earthquake that struck the island-nation.

Based off the success of the initial project, the Board of Directors of the Edeyo Foundation have approved a plan for a Summer Dance Camp for the summer of 2012. In November, Rhythm N’ Dance will host the Oakland based Haitian Folkloric dance company Rara Tou Limen as they visit the Washington DC Metro area to teach several workshops to raise funds for the Summer Dance Camp in Haiti.  We have partnered with Coyaba Dance Theater, Urban Artistry and KanKouran West African Dance Company to bring something new to the DC Metro area, but to also raise money for a good cause.

FRIDAY November 11th 2011 6pm-8pm – LECTURE
The Arts Are Healing
1320-B Good hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020

Join Rhythm N’ Dance and African Heritage Dancers & Drummers as we open the weekends events with a FREE lecture entitled: “Spirituality and Dance: the intersection between rhythm, movement and faith.” Our panelist are:

Baba Melvin Deal – Founder and Artistic Director, African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

Iya OshunRemi Sangonike Aduke – House of Aduke

Junious Brickhouse – Founder, Urban Artistry

Portsha Jefferson – Artistic Director, Rara Tou Limen

Akua Kouyate – Dance Faculty, Howard University

Saturday November 12th 2011 – DANCE WORKSHOPS

Rara Tou Limen’s Artistic Director Portsha Jefferson and Musical Director Daniel “BRAV” Brevil will teach two of their four classes in the DC Metro area on Saturday. Please check the schedule and locations below for a place and time convenient for you:

12pm-2pm: KanKouran West African Dance Company
Randall Recreation Center – 820 South Capitol St SW (on the corner of I st and South Capitol St SW), Washington Dc 20001

6pm-8pm: Coyaba Dance Theater
Joe’s Movement Emporium – 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Sunday November 12th 2011 – DANCE WORKSHOPS AND AFTER PARTY

The RTL crew teach their next two workshops with Urban Artistry and Coyaba’s second class.

4pm-6pm: Urban Artistry
Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave. #2B, Bethesda MD, 20814

6pm-8pm: Coyaba Dance Theater
Joe’s Movement Emporium – 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

We close the weekend off with a collaboration give thanks party with our COMMUNITY SERVICE family DJ Underdog and DJ I-Wah! The party is free, but please bring a donation to support the Edeyo Foundation’s work with the Joyous Heart School in Port Au Prince Haiti! We’re also asking everyone to WEAR WHITE to the event in a sign of solidarity!

We are asking the community to support this project by coming out to these workshops to help raise money for this program! It’s going to be something fun and different, so clear your schedule and MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!!!!!!!

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