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Rhythmic Tapestries

Nanette Ledet atteneded Tulane University before relocating to New York to pursue her career as a dancer, choreographer and percussionist. She studied on scholarship at the José Limón School and with Finis Jhung, and performed with DanceBrazil, Solaris Dance Theater, Stephen Petronio, New York Shakespeare Festival, Djoniba Mouflet's Drum and Dance Ensemble, among others. Her choreographic achievements include being awarded the prestigious Louisiana Division of the Arts' Artist Fellowship for Choreography in 2004 and choreographing the first season of the Distey TV show The Imagination Movers.

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Students will join the artists in creating musical phrases with their hands and feet, as they learn how to improvise through "body percussion" and sing along with some of the popular songs that inspired dancers of the past.


Nanette Ledet and Seguenon Kone have joined forces to present a fascinating rhythmic journey that traces the origins of New Orleans msuic all the way back to West Africa.

 
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