The Kupferberg Center and the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance are excited to welcome South African choreographer Sduduzo Ka-Mbili to the Queens College campus. Mr. Ka-Mbili is choreographing a work for Queens College dance students to perform as part of “Cool Rhythms, Hot Moves: The Queens College Dance Concert” on December 4 – 7, 2014. Mr. Ka-Mbili’s piece will feature live music and integrate gumboot and traditional Zulu dance.
Mr. Ka-Mbili is from Durban, South Africa and is now based in New York City. In addition to his dance company, Juxtapower, Mr. Ka-Mbili is the Executive Producer and host of a weekly radio show about South Africa on WBAI (99.5FM) called “No Questions Asked.” He is currently working on choreography for the play, “Ndebele Funeral,” which will be performed Off Broadway from September 11 to October 5, 2014.
The Queens College Dance Concert, “Cool Rhythms, Hot Moves,” includes choreography by Carlos Fittante of BALAM Dance Theatre with live music by the Queens College Gamelan Yowana Sari Orchestra. It also includes choreography by Yin Mei Critchell (Contemporary Chinese Dance) and Edisa Weeks (Modern Dance). The Dance Concert not only showcases talented Queens College dancers but also gives students the opportunity to work with and learn from guest artists and Dance Department faculty members who are professionally active in the field of dance.
Thursday – Saturday December 4 – 6, 2014 at 7pm
Sunday December 7, 2014 at 3pm
Tickets $10 Students/Seniors, $16 General Admission
Photos by Jeff Greenberg