Naoka Morita, Woods, Rohitou Siby and

Candace Thompson in rehearsal

Photo: Alfonso Holston

AlexandrIa Lattimore in No Images

Kara M. Simpson in 

The Amazing Adventures of Grace May B. Brown

SOULOWORKS EVENT CALENDAR

Performances/Teaching/Video Screenings/Conferences

 

 

2019

September 12-14

Join us in New York City for

The Amazing Adventures of Grace May B. Brown

Gibney Agnes Varis Theater 8 PM

280 Broadway, New York, New York

Details and Tickets Here

August 15th NC Museum

Tribute to Nina Simone

Details coming soon

Saturday, March 23rd

wimmin@work 2019

Hayti Heritage Center 3-5 PM

Lobby marketplace opens at 2 PM. Beautiful gifts and crafts.

 

An intergenerational, interdisciplinary afternoon of wimmin performance in celebration of wimmin's herstory month

All are welcome. $10. Free for children under 12.

https://hayti.org/4th-annual-wimminwork-2019/

www.souloworks.com/wimmin-work

 

 

2018

Triangle Afrobeat Orchestra

Director - Vattel Cherry

Andrea is a founding member and shekere player for TOA. Check Facebook or reverberation for ongoing TOA shows and events!

 

Wednesday, September 19th 6 pm

Exhibit Opening of Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

Featuring: Calabasa Calabasa: Dancing and Making the Music of Life with special guests Choreographer Yanique Hume and poet Joan Francisco Valdés Santos

Power Plant Gallery, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC

Free and open to the public - aponte.dukefsp.org

 

April 20th

High School  Dance Day at NCCU

Andrea Teaching Floor-Barre

 

Wednesday April 4, 2018 7pm

An Evening with the Creative Class: Empowered Women in the Arts

Videodance screening and Panel Participation by Andrea

 

School of Dance University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1408 Walker Ave.  Theatre 306 in the Coleman Building

Free and open to the public

 

Presenting artists include: Duke University professor and former Bill T. Jones dancer, Andrea E. Woods Valdés; Alexandra Warren and Joye Movement, Princess Johnson and Royal Expressions, Isabelle Collazo, Tarayjah Hoey, and Anya Russian.

http://www.theatreofmovement.org/an-evening-with-the-creative-class

Saturday, March 24th

wimmin@work 2018

Hayti Heritage Center 3PM $8

https://www.souloworks.com/wimmin-work

 

Featured Artists: Dorothy Clark, Collage Dance Company, Ashlee Connors, Winifred Garrett Quartet, Kimberly Gaubault, Jasmé Kelly, Jasmine Powell, KT Collective and SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods

 

Thursday March 15th 7:30PM

Andrea in Collaboration with Bassist Vattel Cherry

"Long Noodle Graphic Composition" Improvisations

Also featuring Alisha Nissenfeld - Gong Bath

Sahaja Space, 125 E. Parrish St. Durham, NC $8+ donation

Details/Info

 

Thursdays February 1, 8, 15, 22 6:45-7:45PM

Andrea teaching Floor-Barre at American Dance Festival Scripps Studio

Register/Info.

Andrea’s Zena Rommett Floor-Barre story 

 

February 16-18

Collegian For African Diaspora Dance (CADD) Conference

Duke University

Andrea Performing 2/17 in CADD Performance Showcase

CADD Conference Registration Details

 

2017

Friday & Saturday, November 17th & 18th 7:30PM

Duke University November Dances 2017 Concert

Reynolds Industrial Theater, Duke University West Campus

 

Woods Valdés will re-stage Mirada Rítmica feathering live music by Shana Tucker with Beverly Botsford and Will Ridenour. Program includes Duke faculty and student works

 

Saturday, October 28th

Durham School of Arts - Fall Arts Festival/Day of the Dead Celebration

400 North Duke Street, Durham

6PM Parade, 7PM Performances in Weaver Auditorium - FREE

Featuring Calabasa Calabasa, Jessica Burroughs, Chanell Croxton, Joy Kajogbola Saunders, Tina Vasquez, Saydenu Tukan and Andrea E. Woods Valdés

 

Saturday, October 21  5PM, Ark Studio

Good For The Soul - Dance, Music, Song and Such
Join SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Friends in a studio performance of dance, music and words.

5PM, Ark Studio, 14 Epworth Dorm Ln. Duke University East Campus. Enter at Trinity and Buchanan

 

Free • Limited Seating •  Reservations Recommended

Click Here For RESERVATIONS

 

Wednesday, October 18th 7PM

Andrea leads pre-show conversation with Artistic Director Joan Myers-Brown and RHPM Company Manager, Rodney Hill for the the Philadanco and Renee Harris Pure Movement performance. Show begins at 8PM. NC State Talley Union Theater, Raleigh, NC

 

July 24-27

Andrea is modern faculty at Carolina Ballet Youth Summer Intensive

(Full program-June 25-July 29)

 

Saturday, June 3rd

Film screening, The Black Roots of Salsa:The Emancipation of Cuban Rumba.

6:30pm The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham ST Cary, NC 27511

Hosted by Diamante Inc. Preserving and recognizing Latino Heritage

Andrea on post -screening panel with: Juan Alamo, Beverly Botsford, Bradley Simmons and Darrell Stover

Free event with open jam after panel!

 

Thursday, May 25th

Dance Caribbean Collective's Diaspora Dance Series

Andrea teaching Dance and Shekere Percussion in Brooklyn, NY

6:30-7:45PM Brooklyn Studios for Dance: 210 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238

(between Vanderbilt Ave. and Clinton Ave.)
 

Friday April 28

10:10-11:10 AM Andrea teaching for Durham Public School High School Dance Day. Leroy Walker Complex, 1450 S Alston Ave, Durham

 

April 20- 22

Artists In Rhythm Dance Conference (A.I.R)

Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus

Andrea teaching Dance and Shekere master classes.  Wonderful line up of teachers and performers. Special guest, Louines Louinis, Artistic Director of the Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theatre, former member of the Katherine Dunham Dance Ensemble    Conference Details/Registration

 

Saturday, March 25

wimmin@work 2017, 3-5pm

Join us for the second annual afternoon of thought provoking and spirit moving performance in celebration of Wimmin's Herstory Month. A magnificent lineup of dancers, musicians, poets, scholars and more. Vendors will begin be selling beautiful articles in the lobby at 2pm. The show begins at 3pm.

 

Admission $8 at the door. Free for children under 12

Hayti Heritage Center - 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701

www.hayti.org

 

Click here to see artists details and  excerpts from wimmin@work 2016

Co-produced by Hayti Heritage Center and SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods

 

Saturday, February 25

7-7:30 PM Andrea E. Woods Valdés leads pre-performance discussion for

Camille Brown and Dancers - BLACK GIRL: A Linguistic Play

NC State University, Stewart Theater, Talley Student Union, 8PM

http://www.camilleabrown.org

 

Friday, February 17

Third Friday Art Walk with ArtsNow NC - Socialize and Arts Event 

Hosted by Empower Dance Studio, 109 W. Perrish St. Durham, NC

Visual Arts and Performance. Andrea performing solo "Untitled"

6PM and 7:45PM - Free, open to the public

 

Saturdays, February 4 & 11

Dance and Percussion class! - This is a modern based class that incorporates playing percussion (shekere and clavé) and learning basic percussion rhythms. Students both dance and accompany one another.  Dancers become musicians so that  we "Make a joyful noise" together. Shekeres provided. No musical experience necessary.

 

Classes are $15 for drop-in and Class cards are available at $65 for 5 classes

Register online- http://www.empowerdancestudio.com/adultdance

Empower Dance Studio, 109 W. Perrish St. Durham, NC

 

Friday, February 10th

Video Installation new moon sister by Andrea E. Woods Valdés will be presented , at the outdoor festival, Shimmer: The Art of Light.  Various works will be installed between Carrboro and Chapel Hill 6-10pm. For event details see:  http://shimmerevent.com/index.php/artists/

 

 

2016

 

Duke University Concert - November Dances 2016, featuring a student performance of “Power/Full” by legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, restaged by Shayla-Vie Jenkins along with original works by Duke faculty, students and alumni.

 

Friday & Saturday, Nov 18 & 19, 7:30 PM

Reynolds Industries Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus
 

Tickets: $17 general, $12 seniors, $7 students
Get tix @ bit.ly/2d7InL7

 

Monday, Nov 14  |  12-1.30p

Lunch conversation - Duke University, Franklin Humanities Institute
Activist Performance on Opera House Stages: Bill T Jones and "Power/Full"
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)

Join Thomas F. DeFrantz, Chair of African & African American Studies, and Andrea Woods Valdés, Assoc Prof of the Practice of Dance, in a conversation about contemporary performance, dance technique, the legacies of Bill T. Jones, and the terms of activist art in public spaces. Light lunch served. RSVP to jprather@duke.edu to reserve lunch.

 

July 19, 11 AM

Contemporary Modern Master Class for Empower Teen Dance Camp

Live Music by percussionist Beverly Botsford

Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC

http://www.empowerdancestudio.com

 

May 19 – 22, 2016

The Second International Dance Conference – “Caribbean Fusion Dance Works: Rituals of a Modern Society” will be held at

The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Andrea E. Wodos Valdés will present on May 20, 2016

Nanigi on the Horizon: Garifuna Woman Perform Their Legacy and Prepare The Next Generation

 

Friday/Saturday, April 8th & 9th, 7:30 PM

Choreolab - Duke University Dance Program Concert

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

Program includes new  choreography by Andrea E. Woods Valdés

tks./info: www.tickets.duke.edu, tks: General $17, students w/ID, Seniors $10

 

Saturday, March 26th, 3-4:30   Hayti Heritage  Center, Durham, NC

Wimmin@Work, an afternoon of thought provoking and spirit moving performance in celebration of Wimmin's Herstory Month 

A magnificent lineup of dancers, musicians, poets and theater artists

Free - Hayti Heritage Center - 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701

Co-produced by Hayti Heritage Center and SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods

 

March 9-12

Andrea teaching and performing new work at American College Dance Festival, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia

 

 

2015

 

Friday/Saturday November 20 & 21 @ 8 PM

NOVEMBER DANCES Duke University Dance Program Concert

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

New works by Duke Faculty and students. Woods Valdés' new work is a strong reflection on the Birmingham Alabama church bombing and the recent church massacre in South Carolina.

See Duke Dance Program page for Tickets and directions

Tkts: General $15, students w/ID $10, Seniors $10

 

National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem, NC

August 6th, 7th and 8th @ 3PM

SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers in an original production:

The Amazing Adventures of Grace May B. Brown

-a soulful, spirit-filled, dancing, musical folk performance written and Choreographed by Andrea E. Woods 

 

Featuring Dancers: Jessica Burroughs, Chanelle Croxton, Kara M. Simpson, Aya Shabu and Woods with Narrator: Kathryn Hunter Williams, Music by Shana Tucker and Julia Price

 

See 7 minute Grace May trailer

 5 minute NBTF Documentary

 

Location - M.C. Benton Convention Center – North Main Hall, Winston-Salem

Ticekts go on sale June 1st - www.nbtf.org  This will be an amazing Festival!  

 

 

June 6-10 Andrea teaching at Dallas Black Dance Theatre Summer Intensive

Click for details and registration

 

Saturday May16

SOULOWORKS at the 46th Annual Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival

3:30 PM, Rock Quarry Park, Durham, NC (Full festival in swing from 12-8PM!)

 

Friday/Saturday March 27 & 28, 8 PM

Choreolab - Duke University Dance Program Concert

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

Program includes new  choreography by Andrea E. Woods 

tks./info: www.tickets.duke.edu, tks: General $15, students w/ID, Seniors $10

 

2014

 

Friday/Saturday November 21 & 22 @ 8 PM

NOVEMBER DANCES Duke University Dance Program Concert

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

Program will include new Woods' new choreography for Duke students,

Ocean Under with live music by composer/flautist Julia Price

tks./info: www.tickets.duke.edu

tks: General $15, students w/ID $10, Seniors $10

 

July 14-17 - Columbia College Afto-Latin Summer Dance Intensive 

Andrea preforming solo in an evening of postmodern Afro-Latinidad 7/17

conference detials/tkts.

 

Friday/Saturday, May 2&3, 7 PM, Sunday May 4th

SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers in an original production:

The Amazing Adventures of Grace May B. Brown

-a musical praise dance/folk performance-

Tkts at door - $12/adults, $6/children/seniors/students (cash only)

Durham Arts Council - PSI Theater - Directions

120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

 

See a 7 minute trailer about the Grace May creative process on Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/92094635

 

Clicke to read Herald Sun Review of Grace May

Click to read Herald Sun Preview of Grace May

 

February 7-9, Duke University, Durham, NC

Collegium for African Diaspora Dance presents first conference:

Dancing the African Diaspora/Theories of Black Performance

Andrea E. Woods performing, Saturday, February 8th, Ark Studio 7PM, Duke East Campus, Conference registraion/schedule - caddconference2014@gmail.com

 

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

13th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Theme: From Jubilee to Justice

North Carolina Museum of History

5 E. Edenton Street  Raleigh, NC  27601

www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

 

SOULOWORKS performs 4-4:40 PM (Museum Lobby)

 

FREE! This is an all day event with several performances throughout the museum. Come and spend the day if you like. See you there! -Andrea

Full schedule - http://www.ncdcr.gov/ncmoh/AACC_2014/ScheduleofEvents.aspx

 

 

2013

 

Sunday, December 8th, Carrboro, NC

Family Fun Sunday at the Carrboro Century Center, 2:30-3:30 PM

SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers

At The Soul Level: Dances Celebrating The Spirit and The Soul! 

Featuring Daners: Alexis Lattimore, Kara Simpson and Andrea E. Woods

With live music by creative flautist/composer: Julia Price! - http://www.juliaprice.org

All ages,tks - $3.00 - http://www.carrbororec.org/gpseFall13.htm

 

Friday/Saturday November 22 & 23 

"NOVEMBER DANCES" Duke University Dance Program

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

Program will include new choreography by Andrea E. Woods, "Adinkra Wisdom"

tks./info: www.tickets.duke.edu

tks: General $15, students w/ID $10, Seniors $10

 

Nov 07, 2013 - Nov 08, 2013

Lucumí Music: Singing, Dancing, and Drumming Black Divinity/Conference

Duke University, East Campus

http://caaar.duke.edu/events/archive/2013/11/07/lucumi-music-singing-dancing-and-drumming-black-divinity-1

Andrea E. Wood Moderating Panel: Lucumí Dance: Devotion, Folklorization, and Embodiment. Panelist: Melissa Noventa: Body Politics of Performing Cuban Folklore

Ava LaVonne Vinesett: Embodiment, Reaching into the Before Time, and Dance and Marisol Blanco: Discussant 

 

July 22-August 1, Trinidad & Tobago

Andrea guest teaching at the 2013 New Waves Dance & Performance Institute

Director Makeda Thomas 

registration and details:

http://makedathomas.org/institute

 

Wednesday July 10, Durham, NC

Andrea moderates post performance discussion of Camille Brown's

‘Mr. TOL E. RAncE,’ American Dance Festival, Reynolds Industrial Theater Duke University West Campus 

See ADF Calendar

 

Friday and Saturday March 29&30 

Choreolab - Duke University Dance Program Concert

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

Program includes new solo choreography perforemd by Andrea E. Woods 

tks./info: www.tickets.duke.edu, tks: General $15, students w/ID $5, Seniors $10

 

March 4-8th - Andrea teaching residency @ Hollins Universtiy,

  Roanoke, VA

 

• Saturday Februrary 23 

Master Class sponsored by Hillside High Dance Dept. at Bellan Performance Center  accomapanied by percussionist Breven Hampden

6905 Fayetteville Rd  Durham, NC 27713

(919) 572-0351NC 3-3:30 $15.00/$10 students, registration required

 

• Tuesday, January 22 -Andrea E. Woods performing (video and live performance) @ Casbah(Durham, NC).  Great multidisciplinary/multi-artist event, Professor Diablo's True Revue. Come out and make some noise!  See links for details

http://www.cdsporch.org/archives/16648

http://www.facebook.com/events/517635601602477/2012

 

2012

 

• Saturdays September 15th and 22nd  12–2 pm 

SOULOWORKS Repertory Workshop @ the new American Dance Festival Studio!

Woods' dances are inspired by blues, jazz, Afro-Cuban and Afro-American folkloric music, and movement reflective of the Afro-Latino Diaspora social and cultural experience. Her work also explores the intersection of dance, vocal work and playing/making music. The workshops will focus on Woods original dance movement system and a section from SOULOWORKS repertory. Workshops are geared toward intermediate/advanced dancers. No other experience required.  

$40 for both workshops, advanced registration required. Participants must register for both workshops. Durham, NC

http://wwwamericandancefestival.org/studios/Workshops.html

 

• July 29-August 3 2012

SOULOWORKS Taller

3nd  SOULOWORKS Technique and Repertory Workshop in 

San Juan, Puerto Rico Vistoria Espinoza Theater

For details/registration/reservations contact: (787) 378-0893

or

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Asociacion-Profesionales-de-Danza-de-Puerto-Rico/119853958046560?ref=ts

 

° July 19-25 2012

Andrea teaching at Summer Stages Dances/Concord Mass.

Performance Skills and Modern Technique

For full program registration see:

http://www.summerstagesdance.org/programs/workshop.html

 

2011

 

• Friday November 11 & Saturday November 12 @ 8 PM, 2011

"NOVEMBER DANCES" Duke University Dance Program

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

Program will include new choreography by Andrea E. Woods to music by Randy Weston. See rehearsal preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnLZgoNoWps

tks./info: www.tickets.duke.edu

tks: General $15, students w/ID $5, Seniors $10

 

• August 8-12, 2011

2nd Annual SOULOWORKS Technique and Repertory Workshop in 

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

¡SOULOWORKS Segundo taller de danza contemporania y repertorio¡

 

Where: Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular 

San Juan, Puerto Rico M-F 7:30-9:30 PM

Class/Registration Details contact Anamaría Amador:  anamadanza@gmail.com 

or Andreaewoods@aol.com

 

Interviews w/Andrea in P.R. 2010

http://www.elnuevodia.com/danzarhastaencontrarse-747010.html

http://vocero.com/escenario/arte-y-cultura/9290-danza-para-unificar.html

 

Andrea E. Woods is the artistic director of SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers.  As a modern dancer, her dancers are inspired by blues, jazz, Afro-Cuban and Afro-American folkloric music, and movement reflective of the Afro-Latino Diaspora social and cultural experience.  The workshop will focus on Woods original dance movement system and fragments from SOULOWORKS repertory.  The week will culminate in an open class and showing to which friends and family are invited. Classes will be accompanied by live music.

 

Andrea E. Woods es la director artística de SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers. Como una bailarina moderna, sus coreografías son inspiradas por la música de blues, el jazz, la música Afro-cubano y la experiencia social y cultural de la diáspora Afro-latina. El taller se centrará en el sistema original de movimiento de Woods y selecciones del repertorio de SOULOWORKS. La semana culminará en una clase abierta y una exhibición la cuál amigos y familiares son invitados. Las clases estarán acompañadas de música en vivo.

 

• July 15 and 16 @ 7:30 PM 2011 Summer Stage, Concord Massechusetts

Andrea performs as part of a Jones/Zane alumni Concert

w/Arthur Aviles, Alexandra Beller, Seán Curran, Larry Goldhuber. Heidi Latsky, 

 

Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, ICA/Boston, Mass

Performance details - http://www.summerstagesdance.org/performances/meet.html

Master class details - http://www.summerstagesdance.org/programs/workshop.html

 

• Sunday May 1 2011

Andrea performing as part of the Performance Mix Festival, NYC

25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE MIX FESTIVAL 2011

25 past New York  City Performance Mix Artists perform for 3 minutes to a 

commissioned score by Alexis OHara (Montreal)

tks.  www.dixonplace.org

Full program:  http://newdancealliance.org/performance-mix-festival/

 

• Friday and Saturday April 22-23 @ 8PM 2011

"ChoreoLab"

Duke University Dance Program

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

Program will include  performance by Andrea E. Woods 

tks./info: www.tickets.duke.edu

tks: General $15, students w/ID $5, Seniors $10

 

• Friday March 18, 3 PM 2011

Andrea E. Woods master class at Spellman College, Atlanta Georgia

 

Thursday February  17, 2011

Western Piedmont Community College, Leviton Auditorium

Andrea Black Histoy Month Solo Concert 

At the Soul Level: Dances to Celebrate the Spirit and the Soul

Free, open to the public

 

Saturday February 12, 2011

blues wimmmin and Other Performance and Video works by 

Choreographer Andrea E. Woods & Dancers, 

Featuring dancers:  Danika Manso-Brown, Christiana Barnett-Murphy, Kristin Taylor and Andrea E. Woods. With musical guest Shana Tucker and Josh Stohl. 

Ark Main Studio, Duke East Campus, Durham, NC (Enter at Trintiy & Buchanan)

Tks$10/students&seniors$5

 

Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30 

The Hatian Student Alience presents a Benefit Performance for Haiti

Featruing Gaspard & Dancers w/spectial guest soloist, Andrea E. Woods

Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus Bryan Center

tks/info  http://tickets.duke.edu/show.asp

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