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Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship Showing

 
 
Sun, May 19, 2019
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RUN TIME: 30 minutes showing, followed by 15 minutes talk back
 
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Jade Charon, recipient of the 2018 Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship, comes to BAM with a performance that showcases the fruits of her research in Senegal and Burkina Faso. While abroad, Charon studied the Acogny Technique and Sabar dance styles from Senegal and djembe dance from Burkina Faso, witnessing how dance and music are used to heal communities. This ultimately led her to meld those movements with existing African-American techniques to create a cross-cultural conversation through dance and promote healing in the African-American community.

This program is recommended by 92Y’s Teen Arts Week, a citywide celebration of the arts in which teens can access free or reduced price entrance to cultural centers across the five boroughs.

The Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship is supported by The SHS Foundation.

 
 
 
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Jade Charon 
 

Jade Charon is a choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, community activist, and teaching artist from Milwaukee. She began dancing at the age of five, graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts as a dance major, and in 2005, joined Signature Dance Company as a company member and choreographer. Charon employs film, music, and other media in her choreographic work to draw out inherent connections in African and African-American dance forms. She believes she is a vessel for faith and social justice in both academic and underserved communities.

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