In this episode, we feature Barbea Williams, a renowned Dance maker, Entrepreneur and Cultural Practitioner. She is the founder and artistic director of the Barbea Williams Performing Company, a dance troupe dedicated to sharing ethnic dance, theatre and visual cultural traditions that derive from Afrika and the Afrikan Diaspora.
In our conversation, Barbea shares her inspiring journey of discovering her passion for the performing arts. She talks about growing up in a family of artists and the moment she felt her ancestors calling her to pursue a career as a creative.
Barbea also talks about the exciting projects she is currently working on and offers valuable advice for creatives in Tucson and beyond, emphasizing the importance of consistency and knowing who you are. Her powerful story and valuable insights will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to pursue your own creative passions.
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About Barbea Williams:
Barbea is a proponent of and teaches the technique, philosophies, and theories of Madame Katherine Dunham. Crediting Black Dance USA, Dance Afrika, Kankouran, Mor Thiam Dance and Drum Conferences, KD Seminars as a foundation for Artist Influences to share and expand a vision of society from an anthropological and cultural perspective.