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Haitian Dance & Music Intensive Workshop Series II

Evolve Dance / An Intimate Moment With The Masters workshop series is an opportunity for one to immerse him/herself in the dances of the Afro-Diaspora. This two day workshop provides a space for participants to learn the intent and nuances of the movement with integrated lecture and Q&A sessions with a Master Teacher.

The Evolve workshop has been carefully planned to cater to the dancers, professionals, scholars and educators who desire to deepen their understanding of these dance forms. The weekend will be spent with a Master Teacher (accompanied by live drummers) where technique, musical rhythms, cultural songs, history and theory will be explored in a concentrated manner. Participants will be in a small cohort to create an intimate setting where one can receive the information and attention needed for his/her individual growth. At the end of the workshop every person will walk away with materials that will support the information learned in class.

February Program Focus: Haiti

Master Teacher: Nadia Dieudonné

This weekend workshop is comprised of:
  • 4 1/2 hours of focused dance instruction
  • 2 1/2 hours of music instruction specific to the dances that were taught
  • 2 hours of cultural lecture and Q&A
Workshop Dates:
  • May 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • May 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop Fee: $160

To get additional details and to register please visit us at Evolve.

State of Education in Africa: New Speakers Announced

The Africa-America Institute
The State of Education in Africa
3 - 4 May 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Kenya Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya

Space is limited.  Register Now  to join AAI for the third State of Education in Africa Conference as we convene policy makers, influencers, education leaders and innovators from across Africa and around the World to coordinate and track the progress of higher education in Africa. Presenters will share their bold visions and transformative ideas for handling the challenges presented by the rapidly changing political, cultural and educational landscape on the continent, to promote input and open discussion.

Speakers Include:
  • Dr. Tade Akin Aina - Executive Director, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)
  • Kofi Appenteng - CEO and President, The Africa-America Institute
  • Dr. Phillip Clay - Professor and Former Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Dr. Olaf Hahn - Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Santiago Iñiguez - Executive President, IE University
  • H.E. Dr. Fred Okengo Matiangi - Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
  • Matthew Mugo Fields - Head, McGraw-Hill Education Consumer Group, Founder, Redbird Advanced Learning
  • Ivy Mwai - Program Manager, Education & Learning, The MasterCard Foundation
  • Dr. Sidy Ndao - Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Nneka Okekearu - Deputy Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University
  • Dr. Fredrick Ogenga - CEO, Peacemaker Corps Foundation, Head of Department, Communication, Journalism & Media Studies, Rongo University, Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security, Rongo University
  • Hilary Pennington - Vice President for Education, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation
  • Crystal Rugege - Director of Business Strategy & Operations, Carnegie Mellon University Africa
  • Tumelo Seaketso - Director, Deloitte Consulting
  • Femi Taiwo - Programme Manager, YouthLEAP, LEAP Africa
  • Vivienne Yeda - Director General, East African Development Bank
  • Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza - Vice Chancellor and Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences, United States International University-Africa (USIU)
Additional speakers to be announced soon!

For more information, go to  soeafrica.org  or contact Jourden Williams at  jwilliams@aaionline.org  or  +1 (646) 645 7286

Professor of Practice and Director of the African American Dance Company

Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University

Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS), in partnership with  the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance and the African American Arts  Institute at Indiana University-Bloomington, seeks a gifted teacher/choreographer to serve as  director of the African American Dance Company and teach courses in Black dance as well as  contemporary dance technique The African American Dance Company (AADC) is both a course  offered through AAADS and a performance/touring ensemble that operates under the African  American Arts Institute (AAAI). The AAAI is a performing arts program whose mission is to  preserve and promote African American culture through performance, education, creative  activity, research and outreach. Working with students of various academic pursuits and levels  of training, the AADC director produces concerts and lecture demonstrations within and  outside of the local community, and choreographs works that represent dance traditions and  subject matter relevant to the Black experience. The director recruits students and engages in  activities that help promote AADC and the AAAI. The director also organizes the annual AADC  Dance Workshop, which serves as an important recruitment initiative and commitment to  community outreach. Since its 1974 founding year, AADC has enrolled hundreds of students  who remain engaged as alumni. Through engagement with alumni and alumni activities, the  AADC director serves as the central figure in sustaining the ensemble's forty-plus year legacy.  Additionally, the director will hold a joint appointment in Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary  Dance, and will have responsibilities teaching BFA dance majors and opportunities to create  choreographic works for theatre and dance productions. The director will have a team of  colleagues in contemporary dance who are enthusiastic and supportive of the collaborative  relationship between the two departments and AAAI directors.

  • Select, by audition, and instruct students enrolled in A100/A338 -African American
  • Dance Company; develop and teach choreography to be performed at public events.
  • Plan and produce concerts and lecture-demonstrations arranged by the AAAI's events and communications office; two major concerts, one fall semester concert featuring AADC with the other AAAI ensembles, and one AADC spring semester concert, a studio concert in the fall semester, and other engagements scheduled with area presenters in locations involving travel.
  • Plan and implement the annual AADC Dance Workshop, a recruitment event that draws attendance from secondary school children, university students and community members; engage guest artists/instructors and musicians, schedule classes and activities, communicate with dance instructors.
  • Participate, as a member of a team of AAAI artistic and administrative directors, in planning, decision -making and promotion of the ensembles and the AAAI.
  • Play an active role in the recruitment of ensemble members and associate instructors for AADC.
  • Supervise, mentor, and evaluate student workers assigned to assist with AADC instruction and performances.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with AAAI and AADC alumni; participate in alumni events.
Other Professor of Practice Responsibilities

Teach dance courses cross-listed in the Departments of African American and African Diaspora  Studies and Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, such as A221 - Dance in the African  Diaspora and A320 - Black Dance History as well as courses for BFA dance majors and minors in  contemporary dance

Home Department

The home will be Department of African American and African Diaspora  Studies. The appointee also will maintain a presence in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and  Contemporary Dance.


MFA, or similar degree strongly preferred, or commensurate training and experience in dance;  successful experience teaching and creating choreography for dancers at the collegiate and  professional level; training and experience in dance traditions of African American culture and  the African diaspora; knowledge and understanding of African American dance and music  history and culture and its foundation in and intersections with various cultures of the African  diaspora, and how those cultural traditions inform dance technique and performance practices;  experience in performance production, including experience working with stage, lighting and  sound personnel; demonstrated ability to organize and manage dance events such as  workshops, camps, or other activities that serve students and community. Additional  experiences and skills, such as professional bodywork certifications or expertise in dance theory  and/or practice, are also desirable.

Salary and Benefits and Rank

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits include a university  healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% paid life insurance plan. This a  non-tenure, Professor or Practice appointment, ten-month academic appointment; initial three  year-appointment within a potential probationary period not to exceed six years.

To Apply

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application  at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/3825. Questions regarding the position or application  process can be directed to Michael Brooks at mhbrooks@indiana.edu.

Audio/video files or other materials should be sent upon request. For best consideration apply  by May 1, 2017.

Expected Start Date

August 1, 2017

Posting Details

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of  ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard  to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national  origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate  based on sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission,  as required by Title IX. Indiana University's non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA- 01 at http://policies.iu.edu. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the  U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The  address for Indiana University's Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833,  Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime  statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police  Department web sites at protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html. A paper copy  will be provided upon request from Public Safety at iups@iu.edu.

Chair of the African and African American Studies Department -  Washington University in St. Louis
The School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a dynamic senior scholar to lead its newly established Department of African and African American Studies (AFAS) and develop its future planning and direction. Founded in 1969 as Black Studies, it is one of the oldest programs in the country. Last fall, the University granted AFAS departmental status and committed significant resources, including multiple hiring lines and ample programming funds, to develop and grow the department. 
Qualified candidates will have significant teaching experience with both graduate and undergraduate students and a distinguished record of research and publishing required for a tenured position as a full professor. (Exceptional applicants at the advanced associate professor level for whom the rank of full is imminent will also be considered.) Moreover, qualified candidates must have demonstrable administrative and leadership ability. A PhD or an equivalent terminal degree with a principal focus on some aspect or region of Africa and/or its Diaspora is required.
The duties of chair include developing and implementing academic and scholarly activities for the department, planning finances and budgets, and supervising faculty, staff, and students in the department.  In dialogue with colleagues and stakeholders across the university, the chair will formulate a strategic vision for African and African American Studies.  Because the department has a long-standing commitment to the city of St. Louis, it is expected that the chair will engage the department in the civic life of the community beyond the walls of the university.  The chair reports to the dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. As a professor, the chair's regular duties will include research and writing for publication, teaching, advising students, departmental governance, and university service.
Application materials should include the most recent version of the applicant's curriculum vitae and a formal letter of interest that lists three references. Materials can be sent, and questions can be addressed, to Adrienne Davis, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, at  adriennedavis@wustl.edu
Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials received by August 1, 2017 , but materials will be considered and evaluated as they arrive. 
"Washington University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, prot

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