West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
April 22, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
April 29, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
May 6, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
May 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
May 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana
Description: 

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$10 for students/$12 for non-students; Or buy in bulk for reduced rates
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Ghungroo Dance Company Presents - Dil Se Nachle: Ek Prem Kahani

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Event Date: 
March 11, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Foellinger Auditorium
Address: 
South Quad, UIUC
Description: 

GDC Presents - Dil Se Nachle: Ek Prem Kahani

Destiny brings two dancers together where the battle between their teams threatens to put their passion for dance and the glory of victory at stake. Will they let loyalty to their friends get in the way of true love? Or will betrayal and temptation lead them astray before they even get a chance to live out their Bollywood dreams?
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GDC's annual show is back, and this year, be prepared for the movie musical experience of your life as we bring all the excitement of Bollywood to Champaign!

Also, GDC productions is proud to introduce 4 new actors to the screen!
Allen Mathew as Rahul Khanna
Sapna Malani as Anjali Sharma
Sunil Thomas as Karan Johar
Merril Idiyalil as Pooja Malhotra

We have a SUPER line up for you so be sure to save the date, and don't miss out on the chance to watch the premiere of Dil Se Nachle: Ek Prem Kahani!!!
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*Who: All the stars of Ghungroo Dance Company
*What: GDC's first movie premiere - Dil Se Nachle: Ek Prem Kahani
*When: March 11, 2011
*Where: Foellinger Auditorium (Doors open at 3:30, Show starts at 4)
*Why: To be part of the audience that watches UIUC’s premier dance company give you the movie experience of your LIFE as we dance our hearts out!

Admission: 
$4 Pre-sale and $5 at the door, doors open at 3:30pm
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Chai-Town A Cappella

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Event Date: 
March 10, 2012 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Foellinger Auditorium
Address: 
South Quad, UIUC
Description: 

Chai-Town A Cappella Presents: The BrewPrint (10th Anniversary/3rd Studio Album Release Show)

Chai-Town was formed at the University of Illinois, when a group of young men came together with their love for music. They wanted to show how two seemingly different cultures can fuse together to produce something great. This vision has grown into Chai-Town A Cappella.

Last year we performed at the a cappella competition Anahat, in Berkeley, CA, as a guest act at the dance competition Naach Nation, in New York, NY, and across the Midwest. As 2012 approaches, our group will be reaching its 10th anniversary and putting out our THIRD studio album!

Chai-Town is a completely student-run, non-profit group of 17 members, each of whom has a passion for music. We love sharing this passion with our friends and family, our community, and the world.

Admission: 
$5, all ages
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Turkish Movie Night: "Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul"

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Event Date: 
March 14, 2012 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Room G-30, Foreign Languages Building
Address: 
707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana
Description: 

LINGUISTICS --
Turkish Movie Night: "Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul"

"Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul" (2005), directed by Fatih Akin, 90 min., documentary, German/Turkish, with English subtitles.

Originating Calendar School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Admission: 
Free Admission
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29th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

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Event Date: 
March 11, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
University YMCA | Latzer Hall
Address: 
1001 South Wright Street Champaign, IL
Description: 

29th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

Last year's dinner featured food from over 30 countries and entertaining cultural performances.

Last year tickets quickly SOLD OUT for the 4th year in a row!
Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of the University YMCA.

Admission: 
Tickets: $8, Available starting Feb. 13th, 2012
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