Sunday June 7th 2015- 6pm
St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month through dance as 7 caribbean choreographers explore themes aethetics and narratives that reflect our contemporary experiences.
Meet The Artists
Alicia C. Dellimore is an evolved dance artist, whose mission is to guide and inspire her audience through thought provoking movement. She found her artistic voice when introduced to dance improvisation and composition as a scholarship student at the Martha Graham Center. As an Adelphi University scholarship graduate majoring in dance, Alicia has collaborated with visual artists, been featured in music films, and worked with dance companies/choreographers such as Andrea Miller, Peter Kalivas, Millcent Johnny, and Regina Nejman. You can discover more at alliciadellimore.com
Ase Dance Theatre Collective
Àṣẹ Dance Theatre Collective is a professional, neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in Dance Theater from the African Diaspora. Under the artistic direction of its founder, Adia Tamar Whitaker, a dancer/choreographer and vocalist from San Francisco’s Bay Area, this Brooklyn based dance theater collective is dedicated to preserving the past, present and future of the African presence in the “New World”. Under the musical direction of Sekou Alaje, ASE presents the African Diaspora’s diverse dance and musical repertoire.
Candace Thompson / ContempoCaribe
Candace Thompson, a Trinidad and Tobago native, is a dance artist, choreographer and fitness professional. Her training began at La Danse Caraibe in ballet and modern and continued at Adelphi University, where she earned her BFA in Dance. She has gone on to work in Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, African/Caribbean Diasporic Dance and Soca. She currently performs with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Areytos Performance Works, Elle NYTT, Renegade Performance Group and in her own solo performance work ContempoCaribe. Candace looks forward to adding to the dance landscape in the U.S. and the Caribbean, through her latest collaborative initiative, Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE, and to deepening her mastery in performance. www.candacedancefitness.com
Maxine Montilus has performed with Ase Dance Theatre Collective, Balasole Dance Company, KaNu Dance Theater and Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits. As a choreographer, Maxine has presented work at the “Being Bushified!” culture and community series hosted by Urban Bush Women, The Pearl Showcase, “The Makings of You” (at Dance New Amsterdam) and “Epic Narratives” (at The Actors Fund Arts Center) with Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, “Shadow of a Pearl” and “Malgre Tout” with KaNu Dance Theater at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club and the inaugural Rex Nettleford Arts Conference in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2014, she choreographed for BallyBeg Production’s third play and Equity-approved showcase, “The Taste Of It”.
Davalois Fearon is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer born in Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. In 2005, Fearon received a BFA from the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance program and has since performed and taught around the world with Stephen Petronio Company, staged its repertory, assisted as rehearsal director, and is currently its Education Coordinator. As a choreographer, she is a recipient of the 2014 Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO fellowship and a member of The Joyce Theater’s Prestigious Young Leaders Circle Artists’ Committee. In addition, she has performed with Daniel Ezralow, Forces of Nature, Ballet Noir, Darrell Robinson, and Ballet International Africans.
Shola K. Roberts
Shola K. Roberts is a Grenadian American professional dancer, fitness instructor and model based in Brooklyn, New York that has had the opportunity to work with many renowned dance companies and choreographers. Shola pays major homage to her Grenadian roots because it has made her the artist she is today. Shola is more than excited about being apart of the showcase because she is extremely passionate about the arts and is grateful for the opportunity to share her passion of dance to inspire, touch and change lives, a concept that she feels is synonymous with the Dance Caribbean Collective: New Traditions platform.
Beatrice Capote, from West New York, NJ, began her dance training at Amaryllis Dance Academy. She then studied as a scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and later attended the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts and continued her education at Montclair State University. Ms. Capote has worked with INSPIRIT, a dance company as a performer and rehearsal director, worked with Camille A. Brown and dancers, Mavericks dance company, The Wells Performance Project, Areytos Performance Works, Life Dance Company, Kyle Abraham/ Abraham. In. Motion, works by Antonio Brown (Bill T. Jones Company Member) , and Matthew Rushing (Alvin Ailey Company Member). She is currently faculty at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University. http://beatricecapote.com http://facebook.com/beatricecapotetheartist