postponed from March 2
Deo Mwano, founder of “Movement From Above”, is a visionary choreographer and dancer who has been studying and training for over 10 years in the genres of fusion jazz, street jazz, African dance and a variety of hip hop styles. He has conducted dance workshops all over the U.S., and has had opportunities to showcase his choreography internationally. In 2010, Deo appeared in a TV special for the show “Dancing With The Stars”, where he choreographed and performed with his brothers and the professional dancers on the show. Deo collaborated with Kim Johnson, whom he co-choreographed the Cha Cha/Hip Hop routine that was featured on the show.
A daring escape from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has led Deo to a life of freedom, inspiration, and appreciation here in New Hampshire. He has become an innovative, multi-cultural leader in education and social justice. Deo teaches and motivates students to follow a path of self-improvement and dedication to others, while drawing on his traumatic personal experience and background. Growing up during a violent civil war, Deo and his family faced much misfortune, forcing him to become the patriarch of the family at a very young age.
A gifted performer and presenter, Deo connects with others through dance and motivational speaking. His talents have been welcomed at Yale University, NHPR’s Word of Mouth, The Moth storytelling at GCIR annual event, TEDxAmoskeagMillyard, Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), WJLA TV, and Politics and Prose, which emphasized the importance of global and social awareness. Deo earned his BA in International Relations and History and MBA in Strategic Leadership. His honors include being recently named to the “40 Under 40” list as an emerging leader in New Hampshire.
Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 at the door