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Cutting-Edge Dance, Theater and Music Highlight the Winter Season at Kumble Theater

Acts include a Garifuna celebration and jazz/Caribbean music fusion


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

Brooklyn, N.Y. – As fall turns to winter, Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus will be enlivened by a variety of dynamic multicultural offerings at its Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. The November and December lineup includes a celebration of the Garifuna people of Central America, an urban play by Ina Norris and a fusion of jazz and Caribbean music.

Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit

Wednesday, November 10, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Community Works presents: Red Hawk Dance Troupe
The Red Hawk Dancers will educate and delight audiences of all ages with traditional and contemporary dances. Tickets: $7 Contact Community Works at or call (212) 459-1854

Saturday, November 13, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
In A Woman Production presents: The Turnstyle Warrior by Ina Norris
Directed by the playwright, Ina Norris, this urban tale recounts the dilemma of a young man trying to decide whether to symbolically “jump” the turnstile. Each attempt is thwarted by a significant person in his life; subsequently, valuable life lessons are learned. Tickets: $30; student, senior, and group discounts available.

Friday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
James Lovell presents: Yurmein
Yurmein recognizes the 213th anniversary of the arrival of the Garifuna people in Central America and celebrates 30 years of Belize’s Independence through music, song and dance. Tickets: $30

Sunday, November 21, 6 p.m.
Wrap City Collective, in association with Kumble Theater, presents: The Tambran Seed Sessions
The Tambran Seed Sessions features an eclectic ‘mélange’ of Jazz Fusion, Caribbean and contemporary acoustic music, by six stellar emerging vocalists and musicians – r’kardo st’von, 2ntrigue, Fay Ola, Kevon Carter, Charisa aka The Violin Diva and Dane Gulston on steel pans. Tickets: $20 

Saturday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.
At The Top Entertainment Group, Inc., in association with Kumble Theater, Independent Film New York and The Malik Yoba National Theater, presents: IFNY Monologue Slam
On the heels of three successful IFNY Monologue Slams, talented actors will compete against each other for prizes and the championship title through a series of challenges and boot camp-like exercises in front of industry judges. The slam will be hosted by Malik Yoba. Tickets: $20

Monday, December 20, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Community Works presents: The Gift of Kwanzaa
Performance celebrates the origin, values, principles, symbols and rituals of Dr. Maulana Karenga’s gift to the world – KWANZAA. Tickets: $7, Contact Community Works at or call (212) 459-1854

Monday-Thursday, December 27-30, 7 p.m.
Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn presents: Young Artists In Concert
This series of dance performances features the talented students and company of Creative Outlet Dance. Tickets: $20; $18 students and seniors; Group discounts available – contact Kumble Box Office.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 10/27/2010

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