Afro Cuban Dance

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

5:00 PM To 6:30 PM

Online 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM EDT

Free/Donation suggested to Kulu Mele

Event Description

This beginners’ Afro Cuban dance series is presented by Kulu Mele, taught by dance captain Amy Schley and begins with Introduction to the Orishas. The orishas represent forces of nature and the Yoruba pantheon. Learn some of their movements and rhythms.

In the first series of three classes, you will learn two or three steps to go with each Orisha: Elegua, Obatala, Yemaya, Oya, Ogun, Babalu, Oshun and (last but not least) Shango.

This is an open class for all ages and skill level.

Amy says “It is important for me to say that I have been dancing in this tradition for decades, but I am just learning. I have never done this before online without drummers, where I can’t touch people, and feel the rhythms and be in the same space together. We will all be taking new paths together. And we will come through! By the end, I would love for us to all be able to perform (virtually) together.  I look forward!”

Introduction to the Orishas takes place on May 20 and June 3


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