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Andrea E. Woods Valdés

Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance
Dance Program
Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686
2020 Campus Dr., Suite 209C, Durham, NC 27705
Office hours By appointment
ae.woodsv@duke.edu  

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Roots and Routes: Afro Latinidad In Motion - Panel moderator, English/Spanish translator, master class teacher and performer · July 13, 2014 - July 17, 2014 Other Columbia College, Chicago, Ill

Woods participated it this primer Afro-Latin conference as a panel moderator, English/Spanish translator, master class teacher and performer.

Panel Moderator - Dancing the African Diaspora/Theories of Black Performance · February 2014 Other Collegium for African Diaspora Dance,

Collegium for African Diaspora Dance presents first conference: Woods Valdés is on the founding organizing committee and participated in the conference as a panel moderator, and performer.

At The Soul Level: Dances to Celebrate the Spirit and the Soul - 13th Annual African American Cultural Celebration · January 25, 2014 Other North Carolina Museum of History,

At The Soul Level: Dances to Celebrate the Spirit and the Soul

At The Soul Level: Dances to Celebrate the Spirit and the Soul - 13th Annual African American Cultural Celebration · January 25, 2014 Other North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC

13th Annual African American Cultural Celebration
Theme: From Jubilee to Justice presented, "At The Soul Level: Dances to Celebrate the Spirit and the Soul"
SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers was featured in this all day event that include several performances throughout the museum.

Bill T. Jones and Croche's Retort: An Insider's POV · September 27, 2013 Lecture Dance into Writing Course/Duke University Art Building

Service to the Profession


Presenter - Caribbean Fusion Dance Works: Rituals of a Modern Society · May 2016 Professional Development University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

Presentation: Nanigi on the Horizon: Garifuna Women Perform Their Legacy and Prepare the Next Generation

Curator - wimmin@work 2016 · May 2016 Event/Organization Administration Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC

An afternoon of dance, music, literature, spoken word, scholarship and more, in celebration of wimmin’s history month. Event curator, performer and co-producer.

Organizing committee, moderator, performer, curator - Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance · February 2016 Event/Organization Administration Duke University, Durham, NC
Participant - TRADE/ITIONS: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium · February 2016 Event Attendance City College Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Performer, moderator, translator, teacher - Roots and Routes: Afro Latinidad in Motion · July 2014 Professional Development Columbia College, Chicago, Ill.
Presenter - Caribbean Fusion Dance Works: Rituals of a Modern Society · May 2016 Professional Development University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

Presentation: Nanigi on the Horizon: Garifuna Women Perform Their Legacy and Prepare the Next Generation

Curator - wimmin@work 2016 · May 2016 Event/Organization Administration Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC

An afternoon of dance, music, literature, spoken word, scholarship and more, in celebration of wimmin’s history month. Event curator, performer and co-producer.

Organizing committee, moderator, performer, curator - Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance · February 2016 Event/Organization Administration Duke University, Durham, NC
Participant - TRADE/ITIONS: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium · February 2016 Event Attendance City College Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Performer, moderator, translator, teacher - Roots and Routes: Afro Latinidad in Motion · July 2014 Professional Development Columbia College, Chicago, Ill.
Organizing committee, moderator, performer, curator - Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance · February 2014 Event/Organization Administration Duke University, Durham, NC
Panel Moderator, dance class organizer, co-presenter - Lucumí Music: Singing, Dancing and Drumming the Black Divinity · December 11, 2013 Event/Organization Administration Center for African and African American Research, Duke University

Conferences ; Woods assists in planning Afro-Cuban Folklore master dance class and moderates panel discussion titled: Lucumí Dance" Politics, Spiritual Culture and Embodiment. Woods co-sponsors conference through Duke University research funds (Dance Program).

Service to Duke


Program Director . Duke in Ghana Program · May 2012 - May 2014 Curriculum Innovations Duke University, University of Ghana at Legon

Served as program director for the 6-week summer program, 2012-2014