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Shereel Washington, curates and directs new dance program at Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies called Move: Spirit & Rhythm.
In the wake of COVID 19 Bay Area shelter in place, Pan African Dance classes will be online
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Friday, March 26, 2021 • • Dance
Shereel Washington, curates and directs new dance program at Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies called Move: Spirit & Rhythm.
Friday, June 20, 2014 • • Arts & Entertainment
Come spend an afternoon with Kamakakehau Fernandez, winner of the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards (Hawaiian Grammy's) with special guests, The Prodigals Jazz Ensemble, Sunday, July 6, 2014, 5pm at the New Life Campus Courtyard in Concord, Ca. Tickets: $17 in advanced (can be purchased online), $20 at the door (cash only)

Our co-sponsors: New Life Christian Fellowship and Halau Hula `O Kupukalau`ie`ie
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 • • General
Between The Shore and The Break is a collaborative presentation of mo`olelo (story) conveyed through hula (traditional Hawaiian Dance). Inspired by a `Olelo No`eau (a Hawaiian proverb): " A fisherman of the shallow sea uses only a short line; a fisherman of the deep sea has a long line" (Pukui #725).Thought: A person whose knowledge is shallow does not have much, but he whose knowledge is great, does." Between The Shore and The Break speaks to the process of growing and learning in ones journeys. First: Beginning. Second: Growing. Third: Completing- Arriving at the end of one's journey successfully.

Cast: Narrated by Joseph Washington; Choreographed by Kumu Analu Akao; Performed by members of Halau Hula `O Kupukalau`ie`ie.

Suggested Donation: $12, but ALL are welcome

Seating is limited. Advance Reservations are HIGHLY recommended. There are currently 35 seats available.

For reservations and information contact: 510 932-5101/ info@ixalt.org
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Kristin Bender • General
"We want to revive cultural freedom so people can express their culture in their Christian faith," he said.

The Washingtons founded Ixalt! in 2003. Shereel Washington is an accomplished dancer and choreographer with training in Congolese, jazz, Haitian, ballet, modern, tap, Guinean and Hawaiian dance.

They also want to increase secular society's awareness of praise dance."
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Bonner Odell • General
"In an interview at Oakland's Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, where the company rehearses and holds on-going classes, the couple talks with me about their vision for IXALT. Among the themes that recur is the potential of dance as a uniquely cultural expression of faith "in a God that transcends culture," as Joseph puts it. Through their work with a cast of multi-racial dancers and musicians and a commitment to cross-cultural collaboration, the Washingtons say their goal is to "show the world that Christians are diverse not just European-American or African Protestant Reformation." Says Joseph, "Christianity isn't bound to any particular culture, which is why we can celebrate God with Jazz music, or African dance, or modern dance. It's why the Hawaiian groups we've worked with can bring their culture into the gospel, why Latin and Salsa music are just as viable. Because they're all unique and exciting ways of celebrating God and life."
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