Current Collaborative Project (Gum Boot meets Tap)
Freedom Tap Studios NYC presents a collaborative work created by Mfon Akpan, Omar Edwards and dancers as part of their AFRO FEET virtual online programming. 2 to 3 minute Gum Boot meets Tap choreography via ZOOM Rehearsals. The work will be presented on Friday, June 19th via InstaGram and other online platforms in honor of Juneteenth Celebration.
Freedom Tap Studios NYC @freedomtapstudiosnyc
Mfon Akpan (Gum Boot) & Omar Edwards (Tap)
- Mia Brice (2020 George Mason grad)
- Tanasia Lane (H-U sophomore)
- Sadiyah Stephens (Boston Conservatory at Berklee freshman)
- Imani Diaz (University at Buffalo senior)
- Aeisha Cousins (AMDA Conservatory of the Performing Arts - LA)
- Nia Davis (George Mason junior)
Thurs May 28 7pm Meeting (Mfon & Omar)
Fri May 29: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Omar & Dancers)
Tues June 2: 7pm to 8:00 pm (Mfon & Dancers)
Fri June 5: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Omar & Dancers)
Tues June 9: 7pm to 8:00 pm (Mfon, Omar & Dancers)
Fri June 12: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Omar & Dancers)
Fri June 12: 6:30 pm to 7pm (Mfon & Dancers)
Tues June 16: 7pm to 8:00 pm (Mfon, Omar & Dancers)
Start shooting and submit raw footage by Thursday June 18th at 10am
Release Friday June 19th for Juneteenth
Creative Meeting Agenda
What is the message?
How is it relayed?
What do we wear?
What audio/visual tech is needed?
Concepts captured in project (not depicting a story but, embracing):
Alternatives to Drums
No Instruments allowed