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(well my parents would probably suggest they knew…
but don’t they always know? haha!)

I am so happy to share this list of my Upcoming Performances. It’s so amazing how you become showered with gifts when you make space for them. I can only hope you’re able to join me for at least one of these events (some of which are FREE!). Of course, feel free to let me know if you need any more information.


Flip-It: Students Organizing to End Violence 

at PACE UNIVERSITY | Conference:10am-6pm | Performance: 11am
Apply to attend HERE.

Calling all LGBT Students and Students of Color for a New York City Summit on Ending Sexual Violence
co-sponsered by A Long Walk Home, Inc.
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH @ midnight

Open Sky Artworks & Hip Hop & Her Family Presents…

The Tri-Coastal CLASH Dance Party

@ The Delancy | 168 Delancy St. NYC

$5 | 21+
buy tix here:

Live performance and hosting by Genesis Be
featuring DJ Lil Ray & DJ Petra
spinning new and old school hip-hop jams

The Tri-Coastal CLASH Dance Party brings the best of Hip Hop Dance from the West, East and Southside of the US. Join Genesis Be, DJ Petra, DJ Lil Ray and the OSA Team for a night of two-steppin’ booty shakin’ and body rockin’ from midnight to 4 am. Be sure to say “Tri-Coastal” at the door!

SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST @ 1pm & 2pm
SUPER SABADO: Pachamama: Celebrating Mother Earth

with ASE Dance Theatre Collective
El Museo del Barrio | Museum open 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Celebrated in the Andes of Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and beyond, Pachamama is the goddess of fertility who oversees the land and all that it provides. Come share in the traditional stories, songs, and art that remind us how she nourishes us.
DANCE CLASSES… with Ase Dance Theatre Collective

1:00pm and 2:00pm, Black Box Theater, 3rd floor
Baila con nosotros during these 45 minute classes inspired by African traditions that celebrate la madre tierra. Co-presented by The Museum for African Art. 

May 2012
The Requisite Movers featuring choreography by Saroya Corbett in PHILADELPHIA, PA

June 2012
TAP, The Art Project presents The Sacred featuring choreography by Rev. Freddie Pearson & Geovani Rodriguez with some phenomenal guest artists
own, Owned choreographed by Jesse Phillips-Fein



You’ve heard what led me to produce this performance.

You’ve met a phenomenal group of featured artists.

You’ve even gotten a glimpse of our rehearsal process.

AND if you have already made a donation, your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!!

If you haven’t made a donation, TIME IS ALMOST UP! Our indiegogo campaign is only open UNTIL 11:59pm TONIGHT!

Remember, your funds support:

  • rehearsal space
  • lighting designers
  • a videographer AND photographer
  • costumes
  • reception goodies (because you know us southern folks like to feed guests!)
  • and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, payment for the lovely dancers that are generous enough to support this endeavor.

We humbly and graciously accept any amount you can offer. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!

And OF COURSE we hope to see you
at tonight’s performance!

8pm SHARP at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
(421 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215).
Tickets WILL be available at the door.


Check out what we’ve been up to…


I have few words (and energy) left nowadays, but I wanted to share a little of our process with you. Who says work is no fun?!

So check out some of the fun we’ve been workin’ out DAY and NIGHT:

Click HERE if you can’t see the video.

And we’ll look forward to sharing the fruits of our labor with you THIS FRIDAY!
Get your tickets NOW at

AND OF COURSE, if you can’t make it to the show, please support us by making a donation. No amount is too small!


I present to you (in the midst of costume shopping, confirming reception goodies, and trying to make sure my head stays on my shoulders!)…


Lover of Life and the pulse that drives it, Tendayi Kuumba is an innovator, performer, dancer, singer, entertainer of the soul born in Washington, DC and raised in Buffalo, NY and Atlanta, GA. During her childhood, the battle of culture and the exposure of classical lines began to construct Tendayi’s non-traditional approach to movement exploration. Trained from the age of 3 in classical Ballet, movement vocabularies of African, Contemporary Modern, and Hip Hop flowed from her pores as if they were meant to be discovered.

Traveling from Buffalo to Italy and beyond, the exploration of dance, song and cultural travel have been the essence of her performance. Tendayi has performed works by artists such as Jasmine Guy, T.Lang, Dawn Axam, Jule Lane, Kyle Abraham, Doug Elkins, Laura Dean, Rae Ransom, Marjani Forte, and Laurie M. Taylor/ Soul Movement, among others.

She has also explored art vocally. Tendayi began singing Jazz standards at the age of 10 in public libraries, and went on to perform with Ujima Theater in Buffalo, NY; at North Atlanta High School as the role of Asaka in Once on this Island; and in the role of Yolanda in Crowns produced by the Spelman Drama Department.

Tendayi Kuumba is a 2010 Spelman Graduate with a BA in Drama and Dance, as well as double minors in Psychology and Womens Studies. She began her choreographic journey during her years in undergrad and has gone on to produce two original works Memoirs of Precipitation and Breathe.

Currently Tendayi Kuumba is a New York resident and company member of ASE Dance Theatre Collective, Liberata Dance Theater, Zifa Dance, and T. Lang Dance. She is also a former member of Axam Dance Theatre and Keen Dance Theater. She is exposing more of her vocal artistry as a local Jazz singer at the Williamsburg Music Center under the direction of Gerry Eastman as well as open mics around the New York City area.

Most recently, Tendayi is bulding on her newly developed dance series/site specific performance project Heartbeat Soundtrack premiering Summer 2012. Tendayi Kuumba states her motivation and love for dance and music be derived from  “my music and heartbeat are the soundtrack to my life.”

Tendayi is excited to present the first New York premiere of her work, entitled 
 which is a duet choreographed on dancers Nehemoyia Young and Morgan Hawkins. 

Have you bought your tickets yet?

AND OF COURSE if you can’t make it to the show? Please support us by making a donation.
No amount is too small!


We are 9 days away! I might have officially started losing marbles at this point, but I’m loving every minute of it! I’m really looking forward to all the magic that . . . first . . . has in store for you (and for me!). What kind of magic, you say?!
The GENIUS kind of course…


Archie Ekong hails from Houston, Texas. He went to Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for Drama from 2003-07.  He has traveled all over the world in the name of creating interesting and groundbreaking work. He is currently leading a weekly jam session @ Brooklyn Stable called Music Playground. He’s also going to West Africa to shoot a couple movies this spring. A man of many names Archie aka Old Boy aka Bong the Genius can always be found doing something different than what he was doing before or putting a brand new spin on it. You can check out some of Archie’s most recent musical creations at

Bong the Genius has created a new piece of music for my newest piece of choreography.
Have you bought your tickets yet?


AND OF COURSE if you can’t make it to the show? Please support us by making a donation. No amount is too small!