UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance MFA Upstarts Series presents: Seremoni a

  • Friday, April 23, 2021
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

See the show here: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/95672345767

photo by Allison Chao & Clara Auguste

Seremoni a is a dance film that examines the theme of modern-day rituals and ceremonies as they pertain to death and past ancestors.

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photo by Allison Chao & Clara Auguste

Seremoni a

Choreographer: Clara Auguste

Or Concept/Direction:

Or Collaborators: Alexandra Jean-Joseph & Solange Buon for the Brooklyn, NY Section

Performers: Clara Auguste, Camille Jay Cruz, Alexandra Jean-Joseph, Solange Buon, Madeline Nobida, Sharyn Richards

Music: Jean Menesky Magloire, Alexandra Jean-Joseph, Clara Auguste, Andreas-Foivos Apostolou, Tom McNalley

Composer: Andreas-Foivos Apostolou

Sound Designer: Andreas-Foivos Apostolou

Videographer: Imranda Ward, Garie Anderson Jr., Allison Chao, Jay Louis

Choreographer Bio:

Born in Haiti and raised in Miami, Florida, Clara Auguste is a choreographer and dance artist. She began dancing through Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s outreach program in Little Haiti at the age of eight and received her bachelor’s degree in Dance from Hunter College in 2017. She has taught students both Yoga and dance at the Hebrew Educational Society, Sacred Heart School, and throughout one-day workshops for community members and students in Harlem and Bronx. Clara has worked with Jessica St. Vil-Ulysse/KaNu Dance Theater as a company member and on projects with Katelyn Halpern, Carmel Bernardo, Candace Thompson/Dance Caribbean Collective, Mikerline Pierre and others.

She has shown works at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Actor’s Fund Art’s Center Theatre, Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse and Blackbox, Triskelion Arts/WaxWorks, Judson Church, Green Space, BAAD Bronx, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gibney Dance/Showdown, Danspace, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

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