African Drum & Dance Workshop

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African drumming with Dennis Minus

 

African Drum & Dance Workshop

 

August 27th 

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

in the DCA George B. Todd Performance Hall.

Both children and adults are invited to enjoy this workshop

sponsored by Alpha Genesis Community Development Corp., a 501 (c)3 organization. 

The event is partially funded by a grant from

Dorchester Center for the Arts through the Maryland State Arts Council. 

Leading the workshop is Baba Dennis Minus and team,

with over 25 years of experience using drumming

and folkloric dance to teach children and adults. 

Minus has worked with numerous theatre programs

including the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Company,

and the Black Arts Theatre Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

While in Milwaukee, he was Company Manager for the

Great American Children’s Theatre Company.

  Working with the Ko-Thi  Dance Company in Milwaukee, Dennis

studied with renowned artists

including Katherine Dunham, Joe Hall (dance),

Mor Thiam, Ladji Camara, Baba Olatunji (African Drumming),

and the National Dance Troupes of Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon. 

After Milwaukee came a stint in New York City and then a move to Delaware,

where Minus became the founder and

Artistic Director of the Daande Lenol African Ballet and Drum Company of Delaware.

  He is also the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Company of Dover.