This spring I will be presenting two new pieces for Christopher Newport University's 3rd annual dance concert "A Delicate Balance." A new Haitian-inspired piece will incorporate Yanvalou to express the ceremonial devotion, creative spirit, and communal heart of a place that continues to pulse with energy and activity despite the devastating earthquake of two years ago. "Ritmo y Sabor Afro-Cubano" will incorporate Jose Conde's song from (R)Evolution and is inspired by two dear friends -- my teacher and dancing partner Felix "Pupy" Insua and Allison Notter -- who both passed away last year in Havana, in the midst of their passionate lives pursuing knowledge and sharing their gifts of love and dance.
A Delicate Balance will occur Thursday and Friday March 22nd and 23rd at CNU's Ferguson Music and Theater Hall. Jose Conde and Neg Mawon will be guest musicians.