The Journey of My Happy Feet
“From Guinea to Brooklyn: The Journey of my Happy Feet,” a Senior Honors Show by Donnay Edmund, will be performed at 8 p.m. on March 4 and 5 in Warner Main Space. The performance will feature students from the Essence Dance Class, current members and alumni of Dance Diaspora, the student group Ilu Aiye, and guest drummers from New York City. The show is under the advisement of Artist-in-Residence in Africana Studies and Director of Dance Diaspora Adenike Sharpley.
Edmund, who accompanied Sharpley on a winter-term trip to Gambia to gain first-hand knowledge of performance and cultural traditions, says the show is about her journey as a dancer and the importance of keeping living history. “Dance Diaspora has helped my spiritual, emotional, political, and artistic growth,” Edmund says. “West African dance has kept my feet happy and helped me realize that a dancer is more than just someone who does movement.”
Tickets are available for now for $5 at Central Ticket Service or $7 at the door. Edmund will offer a talk-back session immediately following the March 4 performance.