ART OF THE BELLY
Friday 5:00 – 6:30 AFRO POP
AfroCongo, Amapiano, and Afro styles fusion class. A mix of popular Afropop and traditional African moves to well known Afropop music.
Saturday 9:00-10:30 Kongolese Dance
Kongolese dance is a core centered, hip rhythmic, and high energy class that focuses on exploring the core. The form experience encompasses ballet traditional social dance, as well as urban social dances (Ndombolo, Soukouss, and fusion AfroCongo styles).
The Lunachix manifest under the light of a full moon in 2013. These "Showgirls of the Future" convene in Oneonta, NY since contracts for their Vegas residency have yet to be finalized. Whether presenting baudy murder mystery variety revues or wreaking emotional dance havoc, the Lunachix are guided by their profound friendship and a spirit of creative collaboration. They are just as happy dancing in (maybe on?) a dive bar as they are on prestigious festival and theater stages, just so long as they get to be together.
The Lunachix are choreographed by Rose Calavera and Jo Boring. Director Jo Boring is also a co-owner of Team Belly Set Go Dance Studio. The studio offers adult dance classes in person and online.
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Chix Party Mix ($50.00)
Chix Party Mix
The Lunachix are back and we're ready to party. With a soundtrack called "Cheese Portal" how can this be dull? We'll make combos, and monsters, and formations, oh
my! If you want to get moving, make friends, act ridiculous, be given a nickname, and
party Chix style, just bring your bodacious body. Extra points if it's your first time at the
festival. This is an all level class.
We want you bad!
Shenanigans 100% guaranteed. Meet you at the Carousel!
Eto’o Tsana is a Harlem native and Afro-Puerto Rican choreographer, dancer, singer, and dance educator. Ms. Tsana has traveled extensively throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, France, the Republic of Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo collaborating, teaching, and performing professionally with renowned Kongolese artists.
Ms. Tsana is the Artistic Director of Mabina Danseuses Dance Company founded in 2011. The company focuses on the principles of cultural performance, humanitarianism, and anthropology from a Kongolese dance and cultural perspective. The company is a direct reflection of Ms. Tsana’s deep rooted studies, travel experiences, diverse dance training, and multicultural origins. The company’s work aims to challenge the complexities of ‘Our Being’ as displaced children of the Motherland. Ms. Tsana’s knowledge of individual and collective histories, her own self-exploration, and the intellectual and cultural exchanges she’s experienced make her the International Ambassadrice of traditional and urban Kongolese Dance.