Friday, March 5 at 6pm

Healing Through
Dance and Drums

Through the lens of African Diasporic drum and dance, artists look to the past to author traditions of the future.

Healing Through Dance and Drums

Healing Through Dance and Drums

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6pm (ET)
Ticket prices: Pay-What-You-Can ($10 recommended)

Members get free access!

Dates, time, and title are subject to change.

About the show

Through the lens of African Diasporic drum and dance, artists look to the past to author traditions of the future.

Cast & Creative Team

Amanda Benjey
Amanda Benjey
Media Coordinator & Dancer (Healing Through Dance and Drums), Choreographer & Dancer (Roundabout)

BFA Dance, Senior

Amanda Benjey is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She began dance training at the age of four leading to professional work with Exhale Dance Tribe and further studies at Wayne State University as a full talent scholar in Detroit, Michigan. Amanda has been fortunate enough to work with many choreographers such as Bosmat Nossan, Faye Driscoll, and Pilobolus over her time as an undergraduate. Junior year of college, she apprenticed with BAIRA | MVMNT PHLOSPHY and is looking forward to seeing where her senior year will take her as she heads off into her performance career after school.

Karen Prall
Karen Prall
Choreographer

Faculty

Dance lecturer at Wayne State University, of African and modern dance and Artistic Director of To Sangana at Wayne State. Relationship/sharing works with “Ballet Zoe Banjay “of Monrovia, Liberia in West Africa since 2017. Prall’s training began in Detroit at Finney High and Concept East Dance Theatre, while in N.Y. studying African and Modern dance from the Ailey school, ballet at Dance Theatre of Harlem. Conducting extensive research, study, and presenting traveling to Congo, Senegal, Liberia, Ghana, Suriname, Paris, Maui, Edinburgh, Scotland, four years independent study in Cuba. Performing with the first Congolese company in the states “Tanawa”out of N.Y., and “Bichini Bia Congo” of Michigan. Artistic director and founder of the Art of Motion Dance Theatre. A member of (IABD) International Association of Blacks in Dance. Known for integrating explanations of the most important values of the culture into her courses on Congolese dance styles, helping students to better understand the relationship between dance and culture. Dedicated to the idea that young people hold the key to the future of our society, with the knowledge that our elders are an important link to the future as we must know our past, and this idea being apparent in many of her works.

Morgan Montgomery
Morgan Montgomery
Production Stage Manager (Company Fresh - All Shows), Stage Manager (Company Fresh), Stage Manager (Roundabout), Assistant Stage Manager (Healing Through Dance and Drums), Stage Manager (BFA Dance Senior Capstone)

MFA in Stage Management, First Year

Morgan Montgomery is very grateful to make her Theater and Dance at Wayne debut. Some of her favorite stage management credits include The School for Lies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and The King's Legacy at Bristol Valley Theater. She is a first-year MFA Stage Management student at Wayne State University.