WSU Performing Arts

Humanitas ~ A Festival Celebrating World Arts

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater


Movement and music of the African diaspora
meet contemporary dance

Highlight Performance
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30 p.m. @ Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall

This performance will be live-streamed;
register in advance with WSU Global Connections.

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. @ Smith Gym 115

Capoeira Dance Workshop
Saturday, September 24, 2016
12:00 p.m. @ Smith Gym 115


Presented by Festival Dance & Performing Arts

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater is a multi-faceted ensemble of dancers and musicians under the artistic direction of Oluyinka Akinjiola. Weaving stories from movement and music of the African diaspora, including Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban cultures, with contemporary dance, Rejoice! illuminates issues and topics that span generations.

Artist website:

These events are presented with support from:

WESTAF          Arts Idaho - Idaho Commission on the Arts

Art Works - National Endowment for the Arts          Residence Inn by Marriott Pullman

2016 Highlights

All Week

International Education Week

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Prima Trio
7:30 p.m. @ UI's Administration Auditorium

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Sketch Wednesday: Ildikó Kalapács
12:00 p.m. @ CUB Gallery

IEW Keynote Address: Ildikó Kalapács
5:00 p.m. @ CUB Auditorium

An Iliad
7:30 p.m. @ Wadleigh Theatre

Thursday, Sept. 22

Roja Kannan: Search for the Blue Lotus
7:00 p.m. @ CUB Auditorium

Nuthouse Improv Comedy
8:00 p.m. @ Wadleigh Theatre

Friday, Sept. 23

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater
7:30 p.m. @ Jones Theatre

Friday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 25

Arts & Culture Film Festival
CUB Auditorium

Saturday, Sept. 24

Capoeira Dance Workshop 10:00 a.m. @ Smith Gym 115

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop 12:00 p.m. @ Smith Gym 115

Party & Art in the Park
12:00–6:00 p.m. @ Reaney Park

An Iliad
2:00 p.m. @ Wadleigh Theatre

Villalobos Brothers
7:30 p.m. @ Jones Theatre

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