Collaboration of West African, Afro-Caribbean, Contemporary and Modern dance.
Choreographed by Jacqueline Gaffney, Director and Teacher of Exousia Dance Company in New York City. “Restoring The Years” is an afro-contemporary work from Exousia Dance Company that was performed at the 2010 Hunter College Faculty Dance Concert. Ms. Gaffney also teaches West African Dance at Hunter College in New York City.
High School students of Professor Jacqueline Gaffney’s West African dance course of the College Now program performing a fusion of Afro-Caribbean and West African dance at Hunter College.
Students of Hunter College Dance Department performing various West African dances and dances of the African Diaspora.
The combination of the aerobic West African movement, taught by Master teacher, Jacqueline Gaffney, and the rhythms of the live African drums, played by accompanist Kirov Briggs, had all participants moving while connecting mind, body and spirit.
Students were members of Abigal Agresta-Stratton’s Dance Company, from West Islip High School.