Calder, Caren

Caren Calder

Caren Calder
BS in Dance from SUNY Brockport
Integral Yoga Instructor : Certification in Basic Level, Yoga for Children, and Therapeutic Yoga
Part Time Faculty

I began dancing professionally in upstate New York, first with Garth Fagan’s Bottom of the Bucket, But…Dance Theatre, and then with Lois Welk, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane of the American Dance Asylum. My training expanded from modern and improvisational dance to African/Caribbean dance with Pearl Primus and Percival Borde. My return to NYC launched me fully into West African dance with the Chuck Davis Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Company, Iyataiye, and Harambee Dance Company. Coming full circle, I have repeatedly appeared with the improvisational performance piece, “From the Horse’s Mouth” created by Tina Croll and James Cunningham. In 2008 I traveled to Senegal, West Africa to expand my African dance vocabulary. Dancing feeds my spirit!
Courses Taught:
  • West African Dance Practices

Research Interests:
  • African dance and music
  • African Folktales
Professional Affiliations:
  • Performing member of Women Of The Calabash,
  • Adjunct Professor at Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus

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