ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS NOTED
The purpose of the Brooklyn Jumbies is to heighten the community's awareness of African/Afro-Caribbean culture. The Brooklyn Jumbies pass on their rich heritage within the community, educate people of different backgrounds about these traditions, and educate youth in life and trade skills. The group practices and teaches numerous elements of the African Diaspora including stilt walking, folk/traditional African drum and dance, fire breathing, and limbo dancing. The Jumbies have partnered wtih Barbata numerous times, most notably for the project Intervention: Wall Street.
Wednesday, February 25 | 6:30pm | Overture Center Lobby | 201 State St
Brooklyn Jumbies Najja Codrington, Ali Sylvester, and Keil Alibocas along with local stilt-walking school Wild Rumpus Circus will talk about their work. Dance party to follow.
Thursday, February 26 | 5:00-7:30pm | Lussier Community Education Center | 55 S Gammon Rd
There will be demonstrations and learning stations for children and adults. This event is co-sponsored by the Lussier Community Education Center, the Madison Children's Museum, and the UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberia Studies Program.
Friday, February 27 | 3:30-5pm | H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall | 1050 University Ave
The Brooklyn Jumbies will perform with Chris Walker (UW-Madison Dance Department faculty) as part of Moonshine, a festive performance of Black History Month with elements of dance, hip hop,spoken word, poetry, drumming, chanting, and singing.
Saturday, February 28 | 10:00am-12:00pm | B101 Lathrop Hall | University Ave
The Brooklyn Jumbies and Dance professor Chris Walker will teach a free 2 hour workshop for experienced stiltwalkers and paraders. Register here to save your place.
Tuesday, February 17 | 4:00pm | University Club, Room 313
Learn more about Barbata’s work, her plans for the students, how all of Madison can become involved in the project, and how the arts can play a meaningful role in public discourse and bring about change. Presented by the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities as part of the 2015 Public Humanities Seminar Series.
Tuesday, March 3 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Union South TITU
Laura will discuss her artistic journey, including the work she has done with the people of the Amazon and the stilt walker communities, which helped feed her Transcommunality theme. The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Friday, March 13 | 3:30pm-4:30pm | H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
Laura will speak about her work, her artistic process, and her residency at UW-Madison.
Sunday, April 19 | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Madison Children's Museum
Learn how to make a giant puppet using recycled materials and simple construction techniques. We will be creating giant puppet figures for an art parade on May 2 called STRUT, led by UW visiting artist Laura Anderson Barbata. In this class, you can see techniques demonstrated for creating your own larger than life figures from cardboard and recycled materials. Hands on demonstrations, instructional materials and some supplies will be provided. This class is free and intended for adults/ children 9 and older with adult supervision. Please pre-register.