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Workshop | Danbala Dance of Flexibility & Mobility

April 13, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


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!

Danbala: A dance of flexibility & mobility In the Fon tradition, Danbala is the energetic principle of creation. It is the sacred life force energy that animates biological life. This energy is analogous to water, an essential element of life. The movement of Danbala will allow exploration of the natural creativity within the human body by reclaiming the flexibility and mobility of the spine.

As the season of Spring ushers in the energy of new life with the Earth beginning to show signs of new growth, we will celebrate Earth’s renewal through the dance of Danbala.

Here’s what you’ll learn:*The natural movement patterns of the spine*The movement pattern of creativity *The breath pattern of creativity *The dance of creativity

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.

This is a family event, with suggested age participation 12+

Thursday, April 13th | 1:30 – 2:30pm

What to expect :

Through this 60-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.

A historical and fun lesson in one!

Can’t make Thursday? This workshop is also being held on Friday April 14th at 10am. 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.


We encourage you to attend both the Danbala Dance Workshop and the Yanvalou Dance Workshop. Special reduced ticket for those wishing to attend both, at $30 for both workshops! Call 561-330-9614 for more information.


April 13, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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