Words and Movement is a new collaborative workshop where participants will create collage poems – combining dance and poetry. Choose one or two poems written by facilitator, Abena Beloved Green, and extract and develop movements associated with the topics, themes and feelings in the poem. Then refine the movements and perform the whole piece together as a group.
In this workshop you will:
Location: Rehearsal Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
370 King Street West, Kingston, ON
Enjoy a small group setting. Register early to save your spot!
Abena Beloved Green is a poet, writer, and dancer who seeks to create, engage, and elevate through words and movement. She was a two-time member of the Halifax Slam Team, competing in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She is the 2016 winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize, (now Nova Writes) and 3rd place finalist in the 2017 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (Vancouver, British Columbia).
Abena is a solo and group dancer of traditional and modern West African Dances, step (also referred to as stomp), and is an enthusiast of various styles of African dance. In 2003, Abena founded the step team, Lady Step and led the group for four years. She is currently exploring the genres of modern dance, afro-cuban, and afro fusion. Abena feels strongly about the connection between arts and health and is passionate about creativity, and connection between living beings.
Her first book of poetry, “The Way We Hold On” was published by Pottersfield Press in the spring of 2018.