MDC Kendall Campus Jubilation Dance Ensemble and MDC/FIU Humanities Edge Presents 2021 Art of Dance: Art, Action and Activism

MDC Kendall Campus Jubilation Dance Ensemble and MDC/FIU Humanities Edge Presents 2021 Art of Dance: Art, Action and Activism

Miami, Oct. 25, 2021 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus Jubilation Dance Ensemble, the Division of Undertaking Arts and Industries, and MDC/FIU Humanities Edge presents the 2021 Artwork of Dance: Artwork, Activism, and Motion, Oct. 28-29.   The efficiency explores the function of the arts as an engaged procedure of activism. The choreographic performs are structured close to indigenous feminist perspectives of psychological and emotional nicely-remaining, reproductive legal rights, and equivalent shell out for girls. This occasion is totally free, but registration is essential.

The 2021 Artwork of Dance features an amazing viewpoint into the world of female empowerment and management. This transformative practical experience is moving, stirring, and embodies the feminine attributes of abundance, bravery, and compassion. MDC students, college, and personnel, Miami-Dade County General public Faculties dance gurus, nearby dance studios, regional colleges and universities are invited to show up at.

This calendar year, award-profitable choreographer and MDC alumna, Melissa Cobblah-Gutierrez, will present an excerpt of Cu-Black. Commissioned by the Knights New Will work, Cu-Black: Invisibility No Further, centers Cobblah-Gutierrez’s personal expertise of being an African-Cuban lady in the historic, cultural, philosophical, and political environments of Miami. The plan will also element the perform of emerging choreographers Alina Spears, Samantha Montes, Abigail Xochitl, Patricia Garcia, Yasmin Webb, and Kaitlyn Cabera. Be part of these younger artists as they provoke and embody activism as a result of inventive expression.

The Art of Dance 2021 Timetable of Gatherings

  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 9–10:15 a.m., Modern day Grasp Dance course led by Melissa Cobblah-Gutierrez
  • Thursday, Oc., 28, 11 a.m.– 12:15 p.m., Matinee Dance Performance
  • Thursday, Oct.28, 7:30 p.m., The Art of Dance General performance
  • Friday, Oc. 29, 9–10:15 a.m., Afro-fusion Master Dance class led by Melissa Cobblah-Gutierrez
  • Friday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., The Art of Dance Functionality

The Art of Dance is coordinated, directed, and made by MDC Kendall Campus Affiliate Professor Michelle Grant-Murray, a choreographer, performer, writer, and social activist whose operate has been presented to audiences all around the world. At present, she is the Inventive Director of Olujimi Dance Collective, MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble, Co-Founder of Florida Black Dance Artists Business, and the Coordinator of Dance at the MDC Kendall Campus. Grant-Murray is also the author of Beyond the Surface: An Inclusive American Dance Heritage. She also serves on the Live Arts Miami School Task Drive as the Humanities Edge College Guide, and as a MDC Earth Ethics Council member.

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WHAT:             The Art of Dance: Art, Activism, and Action

WHEN:             Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Where:           MDC Kendall Campus, Pat & Martin Good Theatre

(Home M113), 11011 SW 104th Road, Miami, Florida 33189

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About Jubilation Dance Ensemble

Jubilation Dance Ensemble (JBE) is a premiere college or university dance organization that performs various genres of dance these as Contemporary Fashionable, Ballet, Hip-hop, West African, Afro-Cuban and other African Diasporic dance sorts. Members coach in diverse designs of dance, present and interact in learn classes, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions. Enterprise associates collaborate, generate, immediate, and investigate dance from an experiential, performative, administrative, and theoretical point of view. The enterprise requires part in dance festivals, conferences, and various tutorial functions throughout the nation.

About Melissa Cobblah-Gutierrez

Melissa Cobblah-Gutierrez, born in Cuba and raised in Ghana and Cape Verde, moved to the United States at age 14. She began her formal dance education at MDC Kendall Campus at age 18. Immediately after graduating with her Affiliate of Arts from MDC, she ongoing her dance studies at Florida Condition University where by she graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors obtaining a Bachelor of Good Arts in Dance. During her time at MDC, she began functioning as a enterprise member with Olujimi Dance Collective in 2016. Cobblah-Gutierrez is a two-time leadership scholarship receiver of the American Dance Festival at Duke University in 2016 and 2018. She has worked and researched below the path of a lot of identified artists such as Michelle Grant-Murray, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Nia Really like, Sherone Price, A’Keitha Carey, Jorge Luis Morejon, Kehinde Ishangi, Millicent Johnnie, Tiffany Rhynard, Charles Anderson, La Toya Davis-Craig, and Anjali Austin. As a doing artist, she attended The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Software at Jacob’s Pillow in 2019. Cobblah-Gutierrez danced skillfully with Urban Bush Female for two seasons (2019-2021). She also toured internationally as an instructor and performer for the MSC Preziosa 2019 Cruise by the Kieron Sargeant Dance and Accomplishing Arts Company. She is a co-founder of The WoodShed On the internet Dance System and The Florida Black Dance Artists Group. Cobblah-Gutierrez was recently chosen as a Knight New Function 2020 Winner by means of the Knight Foundation. Now, she is a firm member of Olujimi Dance Collective and is doing the job as a visitor instructor at New World College of the Arts though pursuing her vocation as a skilled choreographer.

About MDC Kendall Campus Carrying out Arts and Industries Section

In the Performing Arts and Industries Office (PAI), enthusiasm for expression normally takes center stage. That includes a distinguished college, extremely-modern-day amenities, and ample overall performance prospects, PAI guides and develops the inventive, intellectual, and experienced expansion of its pupils in songs, theater, dance, and audio business enterprise. The music, theater and dance courses supply unparalleled activities, connecting classroom things to do with present-day discourses in cultural reports and the carrying out arts, as very well as intellectual enrichment via exposure to going to artists, students, and experts in each and every respective field.

For more information and facts, remember to get in touch with Michelle Grant-Murray, Coordinator of Dance, 305-237-2638, [email protected]