See Folkloric dancer Andrea Thompson at DeanwoodxDisguise Masquerade, Saturday, October 27 from 3-7pm at The Center for Green Urbamism to view her special performance/exhibition!
ANDREA R. THOMPSON has woven African dance forms into her body for the last 15 years. Andrea studies, teaches, and performs Afro-Brazilian Samba, North African Belly Dance and Afro-Cuban. She has danced with “Sarava”, “AshéMoyubba ” and now dances with“Alafia”, an Afro-Cuban folkloric company. She has taught Afro-Cuban Dance at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and Howard Community College (HCC) and has presented on folkloric dance at the Congress of Research in Dance (CORD). Most recently she was an inaugural participant of New Waves Institute, a dance and culture intensive held at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Andrea has allowed her politics of movement to take her to five different continents, fulfilling the roles of dance instructor, student, performer, observer and patron. - Coppin State University Dance Program
DeanwoodxDesign (DxD) showcases the rich arts, cultural, historical, and green space assets of Deanwood and Ward 7 through a community-wide, intergenerational, and collaborative effort.
DxD highlights one of the District’s earliest African American communities from a design perspective.