Distinct Afro

Tallaght

Distinct Afro

with Kelvin Akpaloo​

LANGUAGE mostly English and Twi
AGE all 7+
WHEN 22nd February 2020, 2 pm
WHERE Civic Theatre, Main Auditorium
DURATION 45 minutes

In this workshop led by young dancers you will learn some Afrobeat moves. Afrobeat is a music genre that blends West African musical styles with jazz, soul, funk and, in more contemporary tracks, electronic music.
Kelvin Akpaloo, one of the facilitator, will be also interviewed by Abi Taiwo during the free panel discussion titled Intercultural Dialogue Through the Arts. Find out more.

Kelvin Akpaloo is an emerging Ghanian-Irish dancer, choreographer and dance facilitator. He is the director of Streets Arts Academy in Adamstown and the choreographer for WAVE an intercultural youth arts ensemble. Recent credits include “Calling Back History: Africa”, “Migration (We Are Here)” and “Old School/New School” all performed as part of NOISE MOVES youth dance festival at The Civic Theatre and Rua Red. In 2018 he was one of the choreographers selected for “Emergence”, NOISE MOVES choreographer development scheme.
He has also received a development bursary from South Dublin County Arts Office. He works as a facilitator for Eurobug, No Hate Speech Ireland and the National Youth Council and has travelled with these projects to Serbia, Lithuania and Lebanon. He is passionate about using the arts to create a more just world.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Rua Red, the Civic and Tallaght Library are located in Belgard Square, Dublin 24, only seconds from the Tallaght Luas Stop.
BY BUS: 49, 54A, 65, 27, 75, 76, 76A, 77A 
BY LUAS:  Red Line to Tallaght

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