Kimani Fowlin

KimaniKimani Fowlin is a Native New Yorker and co-founder of ChoreoConcepts. Kimani’s choreography (while at Sarah Lawrence College) was selected to compete in the American College Dance Festival in Columbus, Ohio. She co-directed M’Zawa Danz from 1995 to 2000 with Maia Claire Garrison; during this time she choreographed and performed as an independent artist with Ronald K. Brown, David Rousseve, Youssef Koumbassa, Andrea E. Woods, Souloworks, Umoja Dance, Harambee Dance Company, Antibalis (a 15-member Afrobeat orchestra). Kimani has performed nationally and internationally in Lima, Peru where she received a grant to teach, to choreograph and perform.  There she had the great honor of collaborating with acclaimed composer and percussionists Manongo Mujica and Julio Chocolate Algendones.  Her work abroad also includes performing and teaching in Russia as part of the Fifth International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga, performing in Ghana for Panafest 2003 and choreographing and performing in Greece with funk R&B band Milo Z in 2006. Kimani had the opportunity to work with Nina on highly praised play Gutta Beautiful that premiered at the Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement in 2007.  As an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor she teaches at Crunch. She also teaches at Rutgers University at Mason Gross of the Arts Campus, Sandra Cameron Dance Center and Community Works.  Kimani premiered recent works at Dance Theater Workshop in February 2008 and at BAX in November 2008.  She received her MFA in Dance at UWM, where she last premiered Café Study #1&2 at Dancemakers in July 2008.  In June 2009, Kimani also premiered Café Study #1&2 at Escualita’s in NYC and Milwaukee in July. Most recently, she performed in the choreo poem “Itagua Meji” written by Nina Angela Mercer at Brecht Forum NYC, Rutgers-Newark, and Alternate ROOTS in Arden, North Carolina from February-August 2010.


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