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Workshop | Danbala Dance of Flexibility & Mobility
April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$20
Let’s get moving! Join dance instructor, Dr. K Duga for a workshop exploring Danbala Haitian Folkloric dance, movement, flexibility, and music as the Back Room Gallery turns into a space for movement!
This workshop is for all levels, and no experience necessary! Great for those interested in exploring different cultural, dance, music, live performance, movement, and expressive arts, and of course those wanting to try something new.
Suggested participation age 12+
Friday, April 14th | 10am – 11am
As the season of Spring ushers in the energy of new life and growth, we will celebrate earth’s renewal through the dance of Danbala.
What to expect :
Through this 90-minute experience, participants will be challenged to explore the deeper dimension of their creativity in an exciting and exhilarating dance experience, specifically Danbala and flexibility and mobility.
Participants will be introduced to the Banda folkloric rhythm, songs, and movements, and will be oriented in regenerative dance protocols. Participants will understand the history of Gede and the connection it has to other indigenous spiritual practices, and the cultural significance of Gede to the Haitian people in Ayiti (Haiti) and the United States
A historical and fun lesson in one!
Can’t make Friday? This workshop is also being held on Thursday, April 13th at 1:30pm. Click here
About the instructor:
Dr. Duga specializes in sacral dances that promote fertility (creative and regenerative energy) and wellness. Her approach to movement is holistic,effecting the person in body, mind, and soul dimensions. Through dance and movement techniques, she takes participants through an educational overview of the cultural significance of movement, introduces various forms through warm-up and stretching, deepens connection of symbols through expressive dance, and fosters collectivity through group choreography.