Stage Manager and Co-Curator

Cliff Berrien

Mycelial connections to rhythms and music of the African continent have defined much of Cliff Berrien’s journey as a drummer-percussionist, dj and music educator.

He has playfully engaged his love of music, philosophy and psychology to focus on liberatory and educational practices of music, movement, art and self-reflexive ways to develop creativity, cultural dexterity and somatic awareness.  As an elder-in-training he can be found with his walking stick, accompanying his wife Danielle while dancing with the magnificent Sandia mountains in the southwest of Turtle Island.  Cliff recently completed an artist’s residency in the Catalyst Program Climate and Nature Emergency at University of British Columbia, and  is looking forward to contributing VUNJA-vibes as stage director in the carnivalesque ecologies of We Will Dance with Mountains. He is learning to listen to the land and its beings, and his favorite engagement with the otherwise is gazing lovingly at the sky.

Dance with mountains

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