CaribeFunk Workshop

Akeitha Carey will present her CaribeFunk workshop April 28th, 4-5:30pm, in Schaeffer Hall Room # 30

As part of the Iowa Dance Festival, A’Keitha Carey will teach a workshop on the dance form CaribFunk,™ a technique that she created that is a genre fusing Afro-Caribbean, ballet, modern, and fitness principles.  Following the workshop she will lead a Pop-Up Carnival parade celebration on the Old Capitol Green.

To sign up for the workshop please contact loyce-arthur@uiowa.edu.
A’Keitha Carey is originally from the Bahamas. She received her B.A. in Dance from Florida International University and an M.F.A. in Dance from Florida State University. She completed her Certificate in Women's Studies from Texas Woman’s University where she is currently working to complete her PhD. A'Keitha created CaribFunk™ technique, a genre fusing Afro-Caribbean, ballet, modern, and fitness principles. Within this multifaceted exploration, she is investigating theories in the areas of: Dance Studies, Feminist Thought/Womanist Thought, Critical Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, Ethnic Studies, and Cultural Studies. Her research attempts to establish the relationship between the technique and Caribbean popular culture; establishing how it can provide a sense of citizenship and identity acting as an embodied protest against the politics of domination; addressing why it is important to students of color in academia; and reinforcing the marriage between Caribbean cultural performance and “the erotic as power.”