Souell is a corporation that embraces all cultures, and styles of music and
dance. It places their artists in a nurturing environment that promotes
inventiveness and originality, creating a massive artistic explosion for all
the world to see. The founder, Madelyn Shackelford Washington, hopes
that Souell will not only provide good technical background, but will enhance
the spirit and touch the soul of all who are involved.
Souell Productions has many working groups up and running within the
organization. Absolute Freedom is a small group of
choreographers developing their passion through improvisation. Pride works primarily with Brazilian and African drummers
learning technique in Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, & West African styles
of dance, as well as touching on a bit of ethnomusicology. The company's
newest development is Shakara. Shakara consists of tappers, funksters, and jazzers. The
two choreographers of Shakara, Cameo Fasulo and Madelyn
Washington, have recently returned from their South American tour.