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Prague-NY Effects: Lenka Dusilova & Tendayi Kuumba

Date: 08 February 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Gonda Theater, Georgetown University

Top Czech recording artist Lenka Dusilová and dancer Tendayi Kuumba will present the Washington premiere of their new work, as part of the project Prague-New York Effects on February 8, at 8 pm, in the Gonda Theater at Georgetown.

Prague-New York Effects:
Lenka Dusilová and Tendayi Kuumba            

presented by the Davis Performing Arts Center
in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic    

Please, see the teaser.

About the Artists:

Tendayi Kuumba and Lenka Dusilová

Tendayi Kuumba and Lenka Dusilová

Lenka Dusilová
Lenka Dusilová is a Czech Angel Award-winning singer-songwriter. Dusilová began her career in 1988, joining the Bambini di Praga children's choir at age 13 after singing in family band RSP with her mother and brother. During the 1990s, Dusilová belonged to several groups (most notably the popular Czech pop-rock band Lucie), playing guitar and singing on several CDs. The band opened for the Rolling Stones at their 1995 show at Prague's Strahov Stadium. Between 1991 and 1995, Dusilová led the rock band Sluníčko (Little Tiny Sun), which released an eponymous CD in 1994, won the Marlboro Rock '94 competition and opened the Open Air Gampell Music Festival in Switzerland. Dusilová was nominated for the 1994 "Discovery of the Year" Angel Award. In addition to her solo work, since 2000, Dusilová has recorded and performed with the Czech folk-rock band Čechomor. She appeared on the band's album Proměny (Transformations), produced by Jaz Coleman.

Tendayi Kuumba
Currently a touring company member of Urban Bush Women, Tendayi Kuumba is a graduate of North Atlanta High School of Performing Arts and Spelman College. Her training ranges from Buffalo Inner City Ballet, Ballethnic, Callanwolde Fine Arts, and Moving in the Spirit. She is also company member of  "Being Here..."Marjani Forte', ASE Dance Theater Collective, and Axam Dance Theater Experience. Pasts works include Liberata Dance Theater,T. Lang Dance, Nathan Trice/ Rituals Performance Project "StrangeLove", and Laurie Taylor/ Soul Movement. She performs regularly as resident Jazz vocalist at the Williamsburg Music Center in with the Gerry Eastman Quartet every Friday night in Brooklyn, NY. She has been working with Marjani Forte since 2011. She gives thanks and blessings for life, love, breath, and the pursuit of happiness through creativity.

About Prague-New York Effects:          
Through this international exchange project, Czech and American artists collaborate to develop new works. Each original work features one dancer and one musician from the Czech Republic and the United States. The goal of the project is to create a cross-cultural exchange of artists coming from different social, cultural, ethnic and contextual environments and through the art process create a performative language based on common learning and mutual understanding.  

Developed by the Czech Center in New York and co-produced by Art Frame Akropolis Palace s.r.o., the project is held under the auspices of the Czech Ambassador to the United States, Petr Gandalovič, and United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew Schapiro.

Date: February 8, 2016, 8 pm

Location: Gonda Theater at the Davis Performing Arts Center
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Admission is free but ticketed.

Tickets reservations must be made by February 7:

Please note: Tickets may be released to "stand-by" patrons at 5 minutes til curtain if not picked up in time. There may be a limited number of tickets available at the door if "sold out" online.