The Queens and Princesses who will be dancing in Bel Kongo rehearsed on Saturday at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Today we put together costumes for pirates and radioactive mermaids to dramatize the storyline of our movie in progress. We took turns setting up tableaux from the script, then set the photos to monologues we wrote and recorded last month.
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 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 [...]