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Repertory with Monique Haley

This course is designed to provide opportunities for ADF participants to work with faculty member Monique Haley in the creation or the restaging of a performance piece for the festival. An emphasis is placed on developing performance skills and engaging in Monique’s self-devised process method, the Diasporic Encounter Method (DEM). DEM is an approach used during the creative process to engage an environment in the dance space that inspires an authentic ethos and connection between the artists. African cultural values and perspectives are used as a foundation for nurturing the artist’s mind/body, self-agency, and human connectivity in a creative environment.