Moving Conversation #9: Thomas Presto and Gladys Francis
30TH JUNE 2017
ANATOMY MUSEUM, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, 6.30 PM
A conversation between
THOMAS PRESTØ, Norway and Trinidad
Artistic director of Tabanka Dance Ensemble and creator of the Talawa Technique
PROFESSOR GLADYS M. FRANCIS, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Director of the South Atlantic Center of the Institute of the Americas,
specialist in the cultures of the French Caribbean, Creolization, and Francophone Africa,
This event will take us back to a theme much loved by Modern Moves: the creolized cultures of the Caribbean, and their spiritual, kinetic, and emotional relationship to West and Central Africa
In signature Modern Moves style, our conversationalists will traverse both sides of the Atlantic and cross Anglophone and Francophone worlds.
With performances and demonstrations by dancers from Thomas Presto’s Tabanka Ensemble, and the energy and dazzle of London’s only Gwoka group, Zil’Oka, whom we are delighted to welcome back to the Anatomy Museum.
On the menu: Rum Punch (of course!) and our specially curated Caribbean Canapes.
On the decks: John Armstrong, the DJ of DJs.
After-party from 8.30 till 10.30 pm at the Anatomy Museum.
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This will be Modern Moves’s FINAL Moving Conversation. Don’t miss this last opportunity to make history with us at King’s College London. Make sure to BOOK your tickets for the night through our eventbrite link you can find here!