PAST class

Caribbean Dance

Chris Walker

3:00pm – 5:00pm
September 1, 2017
  • Offered as part of New Waves! NEW YORK 2017 in partnership with Movement Research and Makeda Thomas’s Dance and Performance Institute (Trinidad)!

Movement Research works in partnership with local, national, and international organizations to create opportunities that spur interaction and exchange among choreographers and movement based artists through residencies, workshop exchanges, informal showings, and discussions.

New Waves! NEW YORK 2017

In partnership with Movement Research and Makeda Thomas’s Dance and Performance Institute (Trinidad), a series of workshops will be offered as part of New Waves! NEW YORK from Friday, 1 September through Monday, 4 September 2017. There will be a series of projects, performances and workshops in international contexts initiated by the Trinidad-based Dance and Performance Institute, with three days of master classes and events led by highly regarded New Waves! faculty and guest artists. On the fourth day - Monday, 4 September - New Waves! will participate in a Processional Performance for the 2017 West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn. Participants may register for each master class and workshop individually.


Master Classes

FRI & SAT September 1-2

[email protected] Arts Center, Studio G05

Single Class: $15.


New Waves! will offer a day of master classes on Friday, 1 September  and Saturday, 2 September at Movement Research at Abrons Arts Center, Studio G05.


9/1 AT 11am Marguerite Hemmings  - Experimental Dancehall;

9/1 at 1pm Tania Isaac - Contemporary Dance;

9/1 at 3pm Chris Walker - Caribbean Dance;

9/2 at Time TBA Candace Thompson - Soca Dance


On Monday, 4 September, New Waves! PRESENTS “Whitewash”, a processional performance workshop for the West Indian American Day Carnival. More information HERE



The New Waves! Institute was established in 2011 and has since gathered over 200 dance artists, teachers, and scholars in the Caribbean. Each year, participants, staff and a renowned faculty of international artists form a supportive and inspiring community that has created a unique space for dialogue, networking, experimentation and collaboration. The program has been made possible through a major partnership with and held at the University of Trinidad & Tobago/Academy for Performing Arts, within the National Academy for Performing Arts in Port of Spain from 2011-2013. In 2014, the New Waves! Institute was held in Jacmel & Port au Prince, Haiti. New Waves! returned to UTT/APA for its 5th Anniversary in 2015 and New Waves! 2016.


About the Dance & Performance Institute

Founded in 2010, the Dance & Performance Institute is an international community of dance and performance artists, a forum for exchange, and series of programs on contemporary dance and performance based in Trinidad & Tobago. The Institute spearheads the Artist in Residence program, the Carnival Performance Institute, and New Waves! Institute. The Institute is directed and curated by Makeda Thomas, with the support of a growing community of artists, scholars, teachers and network partners.

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