Afro Fusion 2019- All Female Line Up

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Third annual cultural dance event

Saturday, February 23rd (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Tickets Here

Join us for Afro-Fusion 2019, our . Afro/Brazilian dance classes for all levels hosted by Capoeira CDO North Bay, we aim to spread cultural awareness, to unify, empower, and enrich our community through the love of dance.

Confirmed guets:
Uzo Nwankpa– Nigerian Igbo Dance
Marta Santos — Afro Brazilian Dance
Sena Kugbega — West African Dance
CM Andrea — Capoeira Angola

Schedule:
Studio A
12:00 – 1:30 Nigerian Dance with Uzo
1:45 – 3:00 West African Dance with Senna

Studio B
12:00 – 1:30 Afro Brazilian Dance with Marta
1:45 – 3:00 Capoeira Angola with Andrea
3:15 – 4:15 Afro Fusion (Compilation Class with all teachers)
4:15 – 5:00 Drink/Snack/Talk

Tope Ojeme chats with Uzo on Radio Nigeria- Nigerian Pride

Tune in to Radio Nigeria to listen to Uzo Nwankpa on the Nigeria pride program with Tope Ojeme.

Air time: May 2nd Tuesday 2:30pm Nigeria Time

(3:30 AM EST|6:30 AM PST| 7:30 AM MT)

Stream Live

Nigerian Pride-Radio Nigeria 

“A spotlight on Nigerians in the Diaspora who are living exemplary lives, thereby serving as worthy ambassadors of the Country” Radio Nigeria

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Pic: Uzo Nwankpa posing with The Uzo Method Project team in Enugu Nigeria

Post War Trauma- A time to heal

Osisioma Foundation Reunion

Post War Trauma- A time to heal     

The voice of an Igbo woman in the Diaspora

Speech presented by 

Guest Speaker – Uzo Nwankpa, MSN-PH, BSN, RN

The Osisioma Foundation is dedicated to the Economic, Social and Political Agenda that TOUCH LIVES.

Wednesday Mar 23rd 2016

@ Standard Plaza, Opposite Crunches

Onitsha- Enugu Express Way

Awka, Anambra State

Nigeria, West Africa

 

Maternal and Child Wellbeing Through Music and Dance- A Day Workshop

CCHR Workshop F2

Hosted by Auckland University of Technology, Centre for Child Health Research 

Presented by Uzo Nwankpa MSN-PH, BSN, RN

When: 9am-4pm Thursday Dec 3rd, 2015

Where: AUT South Campus MD, 210

This full day seminar is a day of music, dance, research findings and shared conversations about how healthcare providers can help support the wellbeing of new mothers, babies and families during the prenatal and postnatal phases of life.

Manukau Campus is situated at 640, Great South Road, Manukau. Only metresaway from the Southern Motorway and a 5 minute walk to Manukau CBD.

Due to limited number of participants –first come first serve basis: Required RSVP amor.hirao@aut.ac.nz (09) 921-9999 ext7790

CCHR Workshop F3

 

 

African Inspired Music and Dance Workshop/Performance in Auckland NZ

You are Invited 

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Friday Dec 4th 2015 7:30pm

You are invited to an interactive performance of music, dance and stories featuring Uzo Nwankpa the founder of The Uzo Method of therapeutic movement song and dance. With combination of live Drumtalk and vibrant dance with the Freedance crew, an evening of delightful energy. We will serve light refreshments. We will serve big love. It’s only 15/20 on the door. See you there.

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Workshop

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Sunday Dec 6th 2015 2pm

This 2 hour movement and percussion workshop provides the opportunity to experience the healing power of the ancient African rhythms with a unique style of guided facilitation using ritual practices, songs and dances from Nigeria, West Africa and beyond. Participants will bring awareness to the integration of the mind, body and spirit which we all need to stay connected The crippling fear that prevents the natural state of the dancing body will be explored with ease allowing a gentle progression of the dance movements with the use of the vibrations of the drums. Come and experience self transformation facilitated by Uzo Nwankpa, a global figure who is merging ancient knowledge with innovation in collaboration with Drumtalk.

For booking call Jimmy Dale at 846 9663 or 021 123 2037

$20 when you book in advance by Nov 28th. $30 at the door. http://www.drumtalk.co.nz

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Community Theatre and Dance -Open Cast Workshops and Performance Dunedin

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Workshop Dates and Times starting 14 Oct 2015

Wednesdays at 5:30pm -7pm & or Fridays at Noon -1:30pm

2 Sundays before the show

University of Otago School of Dance  Dunedin,New Zealand

665 Cumberland Dance Studio 

RSVP by Oct 13th 2015. For more information, contact 

Jessica Latton akeake@actrix.co.nz or Uzo Nwankpa nwankpa@gmail.com

Reflections and gratitude- The journey of the 2015 Caroline Plummer Dance Fellow

My welcome message at the Auckland airport
My welcome message at the Auckland airport

I am finally here in Aotearoa!!!!!

I am ecstatic about this moment. I remember when I was informed  about this fellowship and I thought to myself ” This is perfect for me and I must go for it”  and then the self doubt began. Am I good enough? What about my full time job? What about my living arrangements? Would they care for what an African woman living in the U.S has to say? Would they care that I am not a trained classical dancer? Would they care that I am not a stick figured dancer? What if they don’t understand my accent? Are there black people there? (this was before I found out the meaning of black in Aotearoa is different from  where I live). I pushed through all the doubts and moved  forward  with the application. The application process was much simpler than I had expected. I had to send in a proposal about what I planned on doing through a paper and an unedited video. I had so much anxiety around making the video. I looked through youtube and could not find any previous winners of the fellowship posted. I had one week left to go before the deadline and no video. A friend suggested the interview style I used which made it less nerve racking and it worked. I had sent in numerous proposals  which all got rejected so why would this time be different?  sent it in with crossed fingers hoping they wouldn’t judge all the background noise and my hair (its a black girl thing to be worried about the perception of the hair). It was less than perfect but because of the timeline, I sent it in anyway. I prayed that it would be selected. I envisioned myself jumping up and down from hearing the good news. Once it was submitted, the anxiety dissipated and all I had control over was my mantras, visualizations and positive thoughts.  

On June 26th 2014, I received an email that stated Great news, I’m pleased to advise that you have been shortlisted for the Caroline Plummer Fellowship for 2015. Your application will be considered by the full board in mid-July. We will be in contact with you again following the boards consideration of the short-listed applications”. I was ecstatic!!!! I prayed, mediated and envisioned the possibilities of this opportunity. In July 2014, I received a phone call from the Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences personally to notify me that I was the chosen recipient. I of course dramatically fell on the floor from shock of the great news and was in shock the rest of the week. It’s been almost a year since I received the initial information and since then, the press release went out, I notified my friends and family, left my full time nurse consultant job,  and I have moved to a foreign country. I am here in Dunedin NZ reflecting on how I got here to this moment. Six months seems like hardly enough time to accomplish the work I have set out to do researching the effect music and dance has on mothers and babies. I hope that I am able to connect with the right people, learn what needs to be learned, honor and respect the people of the land and be present in the precious moments that are yet to come. Stay tuned for more of my reflections.
In gratitude
Uzo