David Perry & Associates. Inc. is proud to once again work with acclaimed dancer and choreographer Kendra Barnes and her upcoming performance of ReDzONE: A Choreopoem and Transmutation Ritual taking place November 15, 16 & 17 at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts (1428 Alice Street, Oakland)
Transmutation is defined as “the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form” or “the conversion or transformation of one species into another.” Over three transformative performances ripped from the headlines and the #MeToo Movement, Barnes returns to the stage in collaboration with singer and writer Jennifer Johns, to share ReDzONE: A Choreopoem and Transmutation Ritual . ReDzONE features dancers Lydia Clinton, Jhia Louise Jackson and Linda Steele II.
Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble’s artistic mission is to bridge diverse cultures and communities through thought-provoking performances that address the common human experiences of its audience. The Company represents a range of ages and body-types and incorporates a variety of dance styles to inform audiences about a variety of sociocultural issues. The choreography is largely influenced by the Barnes’ existence as an African American woman, but also builds upon a wide array of dance genres, including fusing modern dance with movement from African, Brazilian, and North Indian cultures.