Areito Workshop 2013

Areito is not strictly speaking a carnival -- but it has all the elements of a carnival: dancing, drumming, masks, and poetry. Areito was a performance style practiced by the Arawaks, native inhabitants of the Caribbean when Columbus arrived. In Fall 2013, young artists from Miami Bridge explored the traditions of Arawaks, reciting and writing [...]

Marcela Diaz

Marcela Diaz is an Award Winning American/Peruvian choreographer who founded Afro conTempo, the first dance company in the United States to combine Afro-Peruvian folklore with Contemporary Dance. Marcela holds a Bachelor of Arts in African and Contemporary Dance Studies from Florida International University. Marcela’s research and technique studies include work with Peru Negro, Fabiola de [...]