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Dance Master Class | Congolese Dance with Muisi-kongo Malonga
November 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FRI NOV 1 @ 3-5PM | ROBLE GYM 113 | OPEN TO STANFORD STUDENTS + COMMUNITY VIEWING | RSVP: email@example.com
Muisi-kongo Malonga, Master Teacher and Director of FUA DIA CONGO comes to Stanford to teach a dance master class to Stanford students that will feature live Congolese drumming to help immerse students into the Congolese dance style. Enrollment is limited; Places held in order received. Community members are warmly welcome to observe. Artist reception immediately follows, in Roble Gym Lounge
About Muisi-kongo Malonga
Muisi-kongo Malonga is an artist and cultural caretaker whose arts practice is steeped in a staunch Bay Area legacy of cultural preservation, social justice and service through art. Considered one of the next generation’s foremost keepers of Congolese dance traditions, she has passionately sought to preserve Congolese culture through her leadership of Fua Dia Congo, a 42-year-old performing arts organization.
As a choreographer and dance artist, she aims to capture and transmit the sacred, share ancient stories through new lenses and conjure new narratives that are seeded by tradition. Muisi-kongo has received a number of awards for her work. Most recently, she received a commissioning grant from the Creative Work Fund to support the creation of “Congo Dance A Nairobi Blues,” a site-specific production set to premiere in 2020.
Roble Gym Studio 113