Saraka – In-Person Performance
Saraka celebrates Cuban dance and traces its history to its roots. The Afro-Cuban dance was originally developed with the intermixing of the African dance of the slaves and the flamenco of the Spanish masters. The drum plays a central role in the traditional dances – melding movements and music into one.
Benkadi– In-Person Performance
Benkadi is a special presentation for Black History Month that explores the vibrant cultural heritage of Guinea’s Malinke people! Please note that Benkade is the only show offered in February.
Afro-Caribbean Dance – In-Person Workshop
A dance teacher (accompanied by a drummer) will combine structured contemporary dance technique with the physicality of traditional movements derived from the African Diaspora. This is an exhilarating class, challenging and mastering the body’s ability to move to the central control of the core. If 2 or more workshops are booked in advance of a school performance, students can take part in a flash mob during the show!