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New Traditions Festival 2016: Dance Your Caribbean

Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE

Sep 2015

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Jun 11-12 2016
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In honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month, Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE presents its second annual festival, New Traditions 2016: Dance Your Caribbean, on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 6pm. Both performances take place at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

Our 2016 performances feature Facing Home: Love and Redemption, the work of Jamaican choreographers, Christopher Walker, dancer and choreographer for National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica and professor at University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Kevin A. Ormsby, former Fagan dancer, now Director of Kashedance, which explores the global impact of Bob Marley’s music and the culture of homophobia in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. 

In addition, the festival will present local choreographers Jessica St. Vil (Haiti/USA), Maxine Montilus (Haiti/USA), Safi Harriott (Jamaica/USA), Shola Roberts (Grenada/USA) and Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE Founder, Candace Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago). 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 | 7:30pm

Jessica St.Vil/Kanu Dance Theater

Safi Harriott

Shola Roberts & Company


Facing Home: Love & Redemption (Chris Walker & Kevin Ormsby)

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 | 6pm

Maxine Montilus

Candace Thompson/ContempoCaribe 


Facing Home: Love & Redemption (Chris Walker & Kevin Ormsby)



2 - Day Pass$42.00 

See both nights of the show (each night's run presents different local choreographers)

Premium Ticket$50.00 

(Premium - Includes pre-show reception Saturday, Post-show reception Sunday)


Using the subway, the “F” train is the closest line. Coming from Manhattan take the F towards Coney Island – Stillwell Av to the York Street Station. It is approximately a 3-minute walk on Jay Street to GKA.

Tickets are available online at for $25. 

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