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Workshop | Yanvalou Dance of Awakening & Rebirth

April 20, 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!

Yanvalou: A dance of awakening & rebirthIn the Haitian tradition, Yanvalou is the dance that awakens and elevates Danbala, the energetic principle of creation, within the energetic human body. Through undulating movements of the spine that begin in the pelvis, the Yanvalou dance allows the exploration of nature’s sacred life force energy.

As the season of Spring ushers in the energy of fertility and rebirth, we will celebrate the Earth’s sacred life force energy through the dance of Yanvalou.

Here’s what you’ll learn:*The natural movement patterns of the pelvis*The integration of the spinal and pelvic movement patterns,*The movement pattern of sensuality *The breath pattern of sensuality

Thursday, April 20th | 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 Yanvalou.

A historical and fun lesson in one!

Can’t make Thursday? This workshop is also being held on Friday April 21st 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.


April 20, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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