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COMBINING VISUAL IMAGERY WITH THE WRITTEN WORD

February 16, 2019

Q&A with Sankofa Managing Director and Principle Dancer Kasha Smith-Poynter

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O'Hara Shipe: The Sankofa Dance Troupe formed in 2017. What was the catalyst behind its formation? 

Kasha Smith-Poynter:The catalyst was a series of African Dance workshop at Rhythm of Light, taught by our now co-artistic directors Johnnie Wright and Mis...

January 31, 2019

In a second story office suite located in a building so plain even Siri has difficulty locating it, Jason Hodges sits on a worn leather couch. The office walls are covered in massive sticky notes adorned with numbers, phrases and colorful Venn diagrams, while the floor is inhabited by stray papers and empty boxes. Across the room, Becky Kenda...

October 20, 2017

Dressed in worn xtra tuffs, black leggings, a gray sweatshirt and a trucker hat; an overstuffed wardrobe bag slung over her shoulder, she heads directly to the dressing room. Minutes later, she emerges wearing gloriously beautiful fur regalia from her village - her face painted in traditional Unangax style. With a regal air, she expertly perf...

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