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See a 7-minute trailer Grace May B. Brown 


18 Minute Excerpt of The Amazing Adventures of Grace May B. Brown


Lagos Lullaby 

Original Premiere, Joyce Theater Altogether Different series, NYC

featuring Philip Hamilton/Vocalscapes 


NC Museum of History slideshow 

At The Soul Level/ SOULOWORKS Black History Month Program


i got wings

Kumble Theater, Brooklyn, NY  2009

Dancers: Naoko Morita, Rohiatu SIby,

Candace Thompson, Kendra Ross and Andrea E. Woods



Mirada Ritmica/Rhythmic Gaze 2011

Premiered in the Ark Studio Duke University. 

Dancers: Danika Manso-Brown, Christianna Barnett Murphy, 

Kristin Taylor, and Andrea E. Woods. Live Music: Shana Tucker and Josh Stohl

Original Poetry by: Joan Francisco Valdés Santos

Video Production: Andrea E. Woods, filmed in Cuba


In Memoria/Amazing

Duke University Dance Program November Dances Concert 2015
Duke Modern Repertory Class Fall 2015


This Is What I Heard 

2011Premiere, 12:35, Duke University Students

Music: Randy Weston

Dancers:  Alanna Ahlers, Nnenna Bodden, Ellen Brown, Claire Fefer, 

Katie Gaddis, Danika Manso-Brown, Jennifer Margono and Aubrey Rho


"No one can make the soul dance unless the soul itself is inclined to dance."

            -Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Music of Life

* This Dance takes its title from the very first lines of the Lotus Sutra.


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this little girl, she

written and performed by hattie gossett 

w/Souloworks dancers Jessica Burroughs, Chanell Croxton, and Aya Shabu

Directed and edited by Andrea E. Woods Valdés

Music by Andrea E. Woods Valdés


Her Body of Critical Theory- 2-minute videodance created as a contribution to the Tiny Choreographies as/in/of Critical Theory final group project for Experiments in Critical Theory taught by Rosemary Candelario at Texas Women’s University

Read about the creative process for Her Body of Critical Theory in Dance Enthusiast

Blue In Tunisia/Dance In A Window 2002

Video Production Andrea E. Woods, Music by Randy Weston 


Up in Here by Kristin Bedford Feb. 2013 (Originally presented with live music)

Dance/Choreography – Andrea E. Woods Valdés

Madrugada/Breaking Day -1 minute videodance

music/video production/performance by WoodsValdés

new moon sister

New dance for the camera installation work from Andrea E. Woods Valdés.  

Dancer - Claire Fefer, Women's voices courtesy of Duke University Dance Program



The Scholars & Feminist Online 2023

Special Issue Edited by Gabri Crista and Sheril Antonio

"The Beautiful Process: Dancing the Test of Time with Mommy's Toes and Daddy's Feet" By Dr. Andrea E. Woods Valdés

wimmin@work 2017 Article -"Poise and Passion Black Women in Performance"

Interview by Tia Hannah - Tia Time with Artists Podcast (scroll down) Woods Valdés discusses being inspired by her family, her roots in dance, and her work as a  Black artist.

Andrea E. Woods Valdés interview w/ Shayla-Vie Jenkins at Duke

Duke Today video interview Shayla-Vie Jenkins re-staging "Power/Full" by Bill T. Jones

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Duke University Chronicle interview Andrea E. Woods Valdés brings guests to re-stage "Power/Full"  by Bill. Jones -


Attitude The Dancer's Magazine

Woods has written several articles:

Pushing Back:  Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart Combine Forces To Reimagine

  The Rite Of Spring Vol.25, p. 77


• Nanigi On The Horizon:  Garifuna Settlement Day in Dangriga, Beliz


• Sacred Survival:  Orisha Dance And The Ring Shout, Performative Symbols Of African Retentions In The New World  Vol. 25 #1, Spring 2012, p.11


• Saturday At The Rumba: A Photo-Poem Vol. 24 No.4 Winter 2011


The Presence Of The Past:  Reveling The Eloquence Of Dancer Matt Turney


A Step Is A Statement: Katherine Dunham And The Power Of Culture To Transform The Heart


Photo:Steve Schreiber

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