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 Post subject: Folk Feet @ Chez Bushwick
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Chez Bushwick
in collaboration with

Brooklyn Arts Council: Folk Arts Program


Foot Notes:
Folk Feet Meet Modern Feet

A Traditional & Modern Dance Mash-Up

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

7:00pm - 9:00pm


This traditional and moder dance performance "mash-up" features Brooklyn-based
dancers of culturally-specific traditions alongside contemporary dancers.


Benito Bravo, Balet Folkrorico Quetzalcoalt

Baraka de Soleil

Ralph "King Uprock" Casanova, with Richie "Break Easy" Santiago

Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly

Sherley St. Fort, La Troupe Zetwal

Thania Acaron and Jessie Flores, Vestiges Dance Collective


Chez Bushwick

304 Boerum St. #23, Buzzer #11

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Reservations & Information:
718.418.4405 or 718.625.0800

This second annual event, presented as part of the city-wide Immigrant Heritage
Week, features Brooklyn-based traditional dancers from culturally-specific immigrant
groups alongside contemporary dancers. "Foot Notes" juxtaposes traditional and
contemporary dance forms from a variety of genres and communities that make their
home in Brooklyn, creating opportunity for dialogue and collaboration at Chez
Bushwick, a hub for new dance creation and performance.

Brooklyn Arts Council's Folk Feet program includes traditional dance forms that have
marked Brooklyn-s dance scene from the mid-1960s onwards, featuring dancers
representing relatively recent immigrant waves, such as Mexican and Haitian, as well
as Puerto Rican-influenced dance forms historic to Bushwick. The dancers featured in
"Foot Notes" are Benito Bravo, born in Pueba, Mexico and Director of Sunset
Park-based dance company, Balet Folklorico Quetzalcoalt; Sherley St. Fort, Director
of the Haitian dance group Les Zetwals, known for their repertoire of Folkloric and
social Haitian dance; Ralph -King Uprock- Casanova, Bushwick-bred, advocate and
-King- of Brooklyn-s historic street dance, the Rock Dance aka Uprock, and president
of The Dynasty Rockers. These performances will be joined by contributions from
contemporary choreographers Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly, Baraka de Soleil, and Vestiges
Dance Collective/Thania Acaron & Jessie Flores.

Folk Feet is made possible, in part, by Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Rockefeller
Brothers Fund, and The New York Community Trust.

BAC programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from New York State
Council on the Arts, the Brooklyn Delegations of the New York State Senate and New
York State Assembly, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York City
Council and its Brooklyn Delegation.

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