Bloom Festival: Evening of Jazz Dance and Music

Bloom National Festival of Dance of the African Diaspora 2017

The Bloom National Festival explores and celebrates dance from Africa and its diaspora through performances, film, open workshops and discussions.

On 4th August I took part in a panel discussion for One Dance UK’s, Bloom Festival event, An Evening of Jazz – Dance and Music
at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre (London, UK).
The expert panel of artists included: Dr Sheron Wray, Annette Walker, Jreena Green, Sean Graham, Gary Nurse, Joyce Gyimah and Gary Crosby OBE

Panel experts: ODUK Bloom Festival 2017 - Jazz dance and music

Front from bottom left: Joyce Gyimah, S. Ama Wray, Gary Crosby, Gary Nurse. Back from top left: Annette Walker, Sean Graham, Heather Benson, Jreena Green

The panel discussion can be viewed on One Dance UK’s Facebook post.




In the good old jazz fashion way I had agreed to do a mini tap dance performance, accompanied by Gary Crosby (Artistic Director of Tomorrow’s Warriors) on upright bass, who I met for the first time at the event.

After the technical set up and meeting with other panelists, along with panel host, Dr S. Ama Wray, Gary and I spent about five minutes, if that, discussing jam option before we were called to start the evening with our performance.

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in All News & Announcements, Events, Past, Presentations, Tap dance