Sunday, May 19, 2019
Afrobeats and West African Dance Class
Company: Bessie Award Winner Daaimah Taalib-Din and Darian M. Parker
Venue: Pearl Studios
Location: New York, NY
Don't Miss the Experience...
Bessie Award winner Daaimah Taalib-Din will kick things off with her signature Daaimahizm Afro-beats fusion, and Darian Parker will close out with high-energy, soulful West African choreography set to live musicians! All levels are welcome.
Sunday, May 19th
500 8th Ave. NY, NY
About Daaimah Taalib-Din
Daaimah’s personal and spiritual relationship to her artistry has made her a most sought-after performer, teacher and choreographer in the United States and abroad. Her gifts earned her the distinction of being the first person to win a Bessie Award (the 2017 award for Best Performer) for African-based dance.
Her music video credits include Black Coffee’s “Come with Me”, in which she was the lead choreographer, and Styles P’s, “Never Fight an African” ,in which she performed her own solo choreography. Daaimah also filmed for the Hollywood production, “Set-Up 3D”
Daaimah is probably best known for her work in live dance and musical theater, having performed at internationally renowned venues such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Apollo Theater, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall and Black Dance USA. For more information about Daaimah Taalib-Din please visit her official website: http://www.daaimahtaalibdin.com/
About Darian M. Parker
Darian Parker is a much sought-after choreographer, teacher and performer of West African dance forms from Mali, Guinea and Senegal. His work has received recognition and support from the Jerome Foundation, Harlem Stage Fund for New Work, and the New Haven Arts Council. He has also completed a number of dance teaching residencies at such institutions as SUNY Purchase. Darian's performance credits include the Hollywood Film Step Up 3-D, the Fats Waller National Tour featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, and the G'Bassikolo Mexican Tour. Having taught at institutions including the Harlem School of the Arts, Forces of Nature Youth Arts Academy and Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center, Darian currently serves on the faculty of Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance. You can learn more about Darian at the following link: http://cumbedance.org/adult-classes/meet-our-teachers/
Bessie Award Winner Daaimah Taalib-Din and Darian M. Parker
500 8th Avenue Room 1202
New York, NY, 10018
May 19, 2019: 6:00pm