Barak adé Soleil


Barak adé Soleil has been generating body-centric creative work for more than two decades. An award-winning creative practitioner, consultant and curator, he has been working within the live arts scene throughout the US, Panama, Europe and West Africa; invested in engaging diverse communities. Barak is the founder of D UNDERBELLY, an interdisciplinary network of artists of color and recipient of the prestigious Katherine Dunham Choreography award given by NY's AUDELCO for excellence in Black Theatre. His directing, performing, and process speak to the expanse of contemporary art; utilizing techniques drawn from the African diaspora, disability culture, post-modern and conceptual social forms. He makes dance, theatre and performance art of the moment and in the moment. He presently serves on the cultural advisory council for city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; is a 2015 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist; recipient of a 2015-16 3Arts Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago; and 2016 Rebuild Foundation choreographer-in-residence.


Barak adé Soleil is choreographer-in-residence with Rebuild Foundation for 2016 and serves as curator of Open Dances a forum featuring local and visiting artists, creating opportunities to explore movement and build community for all ages.

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