Curator of D UNDERBELLY, award-winning Interdisciplinary Artist Baraka de Soleil currently resides in Brooklyn, NY; having been involved in the experimental movement, music and performance art scene, throughout the country and internationally, for the past 15 years.
At the center of his career is the collaboration on and creation of experimental works for the theatre, dance and alternative spaces; receiving acknowledgements including:
Baraka has served as a Teaching Artist for:
As Teaching Artist, Baraka de Soleil has taught classes in Africanist culture, performance and movement methodologies to various ages. His contemporary technique, Afro-Modern combines traditions from the African Diaspora with post-modern aesthetics to create an energetic and exciting kinesthetic environment.
Baraka has also served as a Consultant to independent artists and arts organizations and Curator including:
In New York, Baraka de Soleil has performed with:
Nationally, Baraka has performed with:
Baraka is presently an artist-in-residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and spearheads D UNDERBELLY - which celebrates its tenth year in existence.
Other upcoming endeavors include the development of:
past fall, for his choreographic work on 'Sango: Lord of
Thunder', Baraka de Soleil was awarded the prestigious Katherine Dunham
Choreography/AUDELCO for excellence in Black Theatre at the
34th annual Vivian Robinson/ AUDELCO ceremony.
Peter Gannushkin / Downtownmusic.net
Photo of Water Moves The Soul by Sheila Ryan Photography