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Movement Workshop: Winin’ 101: Embodying Jametteness
Adanna Kai Jones
| Assistant Professor of Dance, Bowdoin College
Movement Workshop | “Winin’ 101: Embodying Jametteness”
6:30 - 8:00pm | Broadway Rehearsal Lofts, 294 Elm Street, Rm 303
This workshop will teach participants the bodily logic behind the rolling hip dance
known as winin’. Rooted in the Trinidadian Carnival, where the wine is most commonly performed, this workshop will introduce participants to the deep histories of this dance culture, paying particular attention to the late-19th Century jamette figure of Trinidad.
Many scholars of the Trinidadian Carnival argue that the bodily logic of the wine is one of the inherited legacies of the jamette figure herself.
Adanna Kai Jones is an Assistant Professor of Dance in the Department
of Theater and Dance at Bowdoin College. She received her Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and her BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Her research focuses on Caribbean dance and
identity politics within the Diaspora, paying particular focus to Carnival and the rolling hip dance known as winin’. With regards to her creative endeavors, she has choreographed dance-theater pieces based on her research such as Wine & Tales, presented in
Port of Spain, Trinidad, by New Waves! 2015 and the Dancing While Black Performance Lab, and Remembering D’Angelo’s Untitled performed at Field Studies 2018 in New York City. Both works were rooted in her ethnographic fieldwork on the wine, Caribbean Carnivals,
and the sexualization of Caribbean bodies.