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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Meet the Black Woman Organizing the World’s Largest Afro Diaspora Dance Experience

Moiika Stanley, CEO of Wan Move Diaspora is behind the charge to bring together 41 countries for the world’s largest Afro Diaspora Dance Experience

Moiika Stanley, CEO of Wan Move Diaspora

Moiika Stanley, CEO of Wan Move Diaspora

Los Angeles, CA — Moiika Stanley, CEO of Wan Move Diaspora, has announced that the 2018 Wan Move Dance Experience (WMDE) would be held in Kingston, Jamaica at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, November 25 – December 2, 2018. The eight-day adventure-filled experience will expose attendees to dance classes, excursions, networking opportunities, and performances from remarkable dance professionals from around the world. The trip also provides attendees with the opportunity to submerge themselves in a different culture and experience Jamaica through the lens of dance. Dance instructors from various countries will unite in Jamaica to teach dances native to their country throughout the eight-day experience.

“I am excited to bring together a vast array of people that will learn, grow, and experience other cultures together. 41 countries uniting over the art of dance speaks to a bigger idea of unity that breaks the boundaries of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation,” said Moiika Stanley, CEO of Wan Move Diaspora. “My goal is for attendees to leave feeling as though they’ve had a transcendental experience, not only through dance but self-actualization, cultural immersion, and discovery.”

Some of the notable dance professionals scheduled to appear include, Anthony Burrell (USA), Mestre Calango (Brasil), Danielle Polanco (USA), Norma Miller (USA), Ding Dong (Jamaica), King Charles (USA), Miriki (Australia), and Smarlin Masonry (Republica Dominicana). Dancers from all 41 countries will highlight their contributions to the art of dance and the history behind dances that made their country well known. The WMDE will also feature recreational and local community-engagement based exploration, as well as nightly theme exhibitions and showcases. Unlike most conferences, the WMDE is a convergence of vacation, cultural discovery, and entertainment.

Moiika has been working tirelessly for the past several years to bring unity to Afro dance and present it on a world stage. She has hosted dance experiences across the globe to create an enterprise built on dance, culture and education of the philosophy behind the art. Her insight and understanding of the art has taken her to over 70 countries including Serbia, Republica Dominicana, China, Thailand, Philippines, India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Austria and 17 African countries. Her mission is to incite global healing and conversations to through the language of dance. Wan Move Diaspora is playing a pivotal role in bringing her vision to fruition.

Along with offering an unforgettable experience for attendees, the Wan Move Dance Experience will crown a winner from the dance battle competitions that are happening across the world. Thus far, Wan Move has hosted dance battle competitions in Switzerland, Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. Throughout September and October, Wan Move will host battles in New York (9/15); Mexico (10/6); South America (10/13); India (10/20); and Los Angeles (10/27).

Wan Move Dance Experience is partnering with the Jamaica Tourism Board to amplify the impact of the Wan Move Diaspora Experience. In addition, Hon. Oliva Grange, the Minister of Youth & Culture, has endorsed the conference via facilitation of travel logistics for conference goers and teachers.

Attendees must purchase a package to attend the Wan Move Dance Experience in Jamaica. To purchase a package and learn more, please visit www.wanmovediaspora.com. For members of the media seeking credentials or media partnerships to cover the event, please email MBanks@BankablePR.com.


About Wan Move Diaspora Experience
Wan Move Diaspora Experience is the supreme convergence of vacation, cultural discovery, and education. Bring on the drum circles, hip winds, and roundtables, Wan Move – garnished with a Jamaican breeze.

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About Wan Move Diaspora
Wan Move, Incorporated is an entertainment firm encompassing legal services, brand management and development, artist management and representation, and cultural propriety. Wan Move also produces some of the most ground-breaking, unprecedented destination and local cultural events and conferences.


Marc Banks