Images about: #dancingdiaspora (330 posts)

THANK YOU for the outpour of love and support everyone! It’s been barely 24 hrs since we launched #DancingDiasporaCollective and the response has been truly humbling... Thank you for believing in our mission. Thank you for resonating with our vision. Thank you for supporting us as we embark on this journey of healing and change-making through dance... Here’s to all the luz y magia we will discover and create together! ✨✨✨ #DancingDiaspora

2020-01-19 02:02   59 0

 

THANK YOU for the outpour of love and support everyone! It’s been barely 24 hrs since we launched #DancingDiasporaCollective and the response has been truly humbling... Thank you for believing in our mission. Thank you for resonating with our vision. Thank you for supporting us as we embark on this journey of healing and change-making through dance... Here’s to all the luz y magia we will discover and create together! ✨✨✨ #DancingDiaspora

Wow... left speechless after the outpour of love and support these last couple days with with the official launch of @dancingdiaspora collective. ⠀
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It’s funny how things work out... I actually never set out to create any of this. ⠀
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I started a weekly community class three years ago simply wanting to dance in a way that felt good and honored my Latinx identity (and possibly make some money while at it). But I never intended for it be much more than that.⠀
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What I did intend for was to be in a deep listening practice. For my body’s needs. For other people’s needs. For ancestral memory. For collective healing. For possibility. ⠀
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When I was offered the opportunity to keep the class going after year 1, I listened.⠀
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And what I heard was a resounding YES from people who loved the class...⠀
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So I said yes too. ⠀
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When I was offered the opportunity to create a festival, I listened. ⠀
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What I heard was a resounding YES from all these amazing artists who were working in their own powerful ways...⠀
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So I said yes too. ⠀
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When I was offered the opportunity to build on this collaboration with them, I listened.⠀
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What I heard was the possibility of forming a collective— so I invited 11 people, assuming some of them would turn it down, only to find out all 11 of them said YES...⠀
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So I said YES too. ⠀
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Really, all I’ve been doing these past three years is listening... and if I heard yes, saying yes back. ⠀
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I’ve felt sort of like a gardener, watering the seed of a tree and tending to the soil, but actually it was never up to me to make it grow. To will it to bloom and bear fruit. It did that because sunlight kissed its stems, earth nourished its roots, and truly, a whole ecosystem of things came together to help it realize its destiny. ⠀
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So thank you... thank you to everyone who’s shed sunlight, fed nutrients, and watered #DancingDiaspora into existence with me. I really do believe this thing is going to keep growing and surprising us all in ways we cannot begin to imagine...⠀
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Here’s to all the luz y magia we’re going to discover and create together ✨✨✨⠀
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 #dancingdiasporacollective⠀
@dancingdiaspora logo art by our querido compañero @paranosotros ⠀

2020-01-19 01:39   84 7

 

Wow... left speechless after the outpour of love and support these last couple days with with the official launch of @dancingdiaspora collective. ⠀ ⠀ It’s funny how things work out... I actually never set out to create any of this. ⠀ ⠀ I started a weekly community class three years ago simply wanting to dance in a way that felt good and honored my Latinx identity (and possibly make some money while at it). But I never intended for it be much more than that.⠀ ⠀ What I did intend for was to be in a deep listening practice. For my body’s needs. For other people’s needs. For ancestral memory. For collective healing. For possibility. ⠀ ⠀ When I was offered the opportunity to keep the class going after year 1, I listened.⠀ ⠀ And what I heard was a resounding YES from people who loved the class...⠀ ⠀ So I said yes too. ⠀ ⠀ When I was offered the opportunity to create a festival, I listened. ⠀ ⠀ What I heard was a resounding YES from all these amazing artists who were working in their own powerful ways...⠀ ⠀ So I said yes too. ⠀ ⠀ When I was offered the opportunity to build on this collaboration with them, I listened.⠀ ⠀ What I heard was the possibility of forming a collective— so I invited 11 people, assuming some of them would turn it down, only to find out all 11 of them said YES...⠀ ⠀ So I said YES too. ⠀ ⠀ Really, all I’ve been doing these past three years is listening... and if I heard yes, saying yes back. ⠀ ⠀ I’ve felt sort of like a gardener, watering the seed of a tree and tending to the soil, but actually it was never up to me to make it grow. To will it to bloom and bear fruit. It did that because sunlight kissed its stems, earth nourished its roots, and truly, a whole ecosystem of things came together to help it realize its destiny. ⠀ ⠀ So thank you... thank you to everyone who’s shed sunlight, fed nutrients, and watered #DancingDiaspora into existence with me. I really do believe this thing is going to keep growing and surprising us all in ways we cannot begin to imagine...⠀ ⠀ Here’s to all the luz y magia we’re going to discover and create together ✨✨✨⠀ ⠀ #dancingdiasporacollective⠀ @dancingdiaspora logo art by our querido compañero @paranosotros

Core Values of the @dancingdiaspora
Collective!! 🌟All Bodies Are Dancing Bodies🌟
Dance is our birthright. We are committed to making dance accessible to all bodies, doing this from our perspective as femmes of color from the Latin, African, and Asian Pacific Islander diasporas. We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of brown and black people and invite others to partake in this collective learning. We are committed to practicing equity-- social, economic, and racial-- and invite everyone to reflect on their individual role in our collective space. ⠀
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🌟Our Bodies Know🌟 ⠀
Our bodies know. They know what trauma they house. They know what medicine they need. They hold ancestral memory, stories of resistance, and infinite possibilities for healing. We value embodied practice, in its many forms, and the body as a generator of knowledge because our bodies have so much to teach us. Our bodies teach us how to combat toxic burn-out culture, connecting us with ancestral cycles-- menstrual cycles, lunar cycles, seasonal cycles-- that allow for rest, reflection, and regeneration. ⠀
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🌟We Belong In Our Bodies, We Belong in Community 🌟
Belonging is an active practice. We cultivate it through our bodies in movement, valuing individual expression and collective liberation. We are a reflection of the multiplicities we come from-- cultural, linguistic, ancestral, geographic, political, generational. Through radical embodied practice we make space for our individual and collective belonging. ⠀

 #dancingdiaspora #dancingdiasporacollective
 #collectiveconsciousness #collectivehealing #danceforhealth #healingismultidimensional #danceactivist #community #allbodiesaredancingbodies

2020-01-18 02:39   66 3

 

Core Values of the @dancingdiaspora Collective!! 🌟All Bodies Are Dancing Bodies🌟 Dance is our birthright. We are committed to making dance accessible to all bodies, doing this from our perspective as femmes of color from the Latin, African, and Asian Pacific Islander diasporas. We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of brown and black people and invite others to partake in this collective learning. We are committed to practicing equity-- social, economic, and racial-- and invite everyone to reflect on their individual role in our collective space. ⠀ ⠀ 🌟Our Bodies Know🌟 ⠀ Our bodies know. They know what trauma they house. They know what medicine they need. They hold ancestral memory, stories of resistance, and infinite possibilities for healing. We value embodied practice, in its many forms, and the body as a generator of knowledge because our bodies have so much to teach us. Our bodies teach us how to combat toxic burn-out culture, connecting us with ancestral cycles-- menstrual cycles, lunar cycles, seasonal cycles-- that allow for rest, reflection, and regeneration. ⠀ ⠀ 🌟We Belong In Our Bodies, We Belong in Community 🌟 Belonging is an active practice. We cultivate it through our bodies in movement, valuing individual expression and collective liberation. We are a reflection of the multiplicities we come from-- cultural, linguistic, ancestral, geographic, political, generational. Through radical embodied practice we make space for our individual and collective belonging. ⠀ #dancingdiaspora #dancingdiasporacollective #collectiveconsciousness #collectivehealing #danceforhealth #healingismultidimensional #danceactivist #community #allbodiesaredancingbodies

WE ARE OFFICIAL!!! #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀
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We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀
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We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀
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We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀
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We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀
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We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀
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We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀
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Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots 
Logo by @paranosotros

2020-01-17 21:03   74 10

 

WE ARE OFFICIAL!!! #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀ ⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀ ⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀ ⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀ ⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀ ⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀ ⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀ ⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots Logo by @paranosotros

WE are #DancingDiasporaCollective ! - my corazón is SO excited for this announcement! 💖 Follow @dancingdiaspora !!
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We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀
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We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀
⠀
We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀
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We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀
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We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀
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We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀
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Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots.

2020-01-17 20:45   201 7

 

WE are #DancingDiasporaCollective ! - my corazón is SO excited for this announcement! 💖 Follow @dancingdiaspora !! ⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀ ⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀ ⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀ ⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀ ⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀ ⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀ ⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots.

So Honored to be a part of the  #DancingDiasporaCollective! For me healing is a multidimensional process that is better faciliatated in community. To be a part of @dancingdiaspora and bring healing through movement and more to my community means the world! 
We Are The #DancingDiasporaCollective
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We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀⠀
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We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀⠀
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We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀⠀
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We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀⠀
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We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀⠀
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We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀⠀
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Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots ⠀

2020-01-17 20:25   228 27

 

So Honored to be a part of the #DancingDiasporaCollective! For me healing is a multidimensional process that is better faciliatated in community. To be a part of @dancingdiaspora and bring healing through movement and more to my community means the world! We Are The #DancingDiasporaCollective ⠀⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots

We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀
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We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀
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We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀
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We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀
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We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀
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We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀
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We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀
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Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots
Logo art by @paranosotros

2020-01-17 18:52   132 26

 

We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀ . We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀ .⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀ .⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀ . We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀ . We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀ . We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀ . Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀ . OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ .⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ .⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots Logo art by @paranosotros

⁣⁣We are filled with joy and excited to announce the official launch of #DancingDiasporaCollective!⠀⠀⠀
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We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀⠀
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We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀⠀⠀
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We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀⠀⠀
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We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀⠀⠀
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We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀⠀⠀
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We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀⠀⠀
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Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫
Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ✨✨✨⠀⠀⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀⠀⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora #joyisanactofresistance⠀⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots ⠀

2020-01-17 17:40   208 29

 

⁣⁣We are filled with joy and excited to announce the official launch of #DancingDiasporaCollective!⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ✨✨✨⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora #joyisanactofresistance⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots

We are the @dancingdiaspora collective!
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Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀
We believe that... All bodies are dancing bodies. Our bodies know. We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.  #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots

2020-01-17 17:24   169 17

 

We are the @dancingdiaspora collective! ⠀ Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀ We believe that... All bodies are dancing bodies. Our bodies know. We belong in our bodies, we belong in community. #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots

We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀
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We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀
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We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀
⠀
We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀
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We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀
⠀
We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀
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We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀
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Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots

2020-01-17 16:58   413 32

 

We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀ ⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀ ⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀ ⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀ ⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀ ⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀ ⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀ ⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots

ANNOUNCING: THE @dancingdiaspora COLLECTIVE. 🔥✨ #DancingDiasporaCollective ⠀
We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀
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We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀
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We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀
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We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀
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We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀
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We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀
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Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots

2020-01-17 16:54   121 16

 

ANNOUNCING: THE @dancingdiaspora COLLECTIVE. 🔥✨ #DancingDiasporaCollective ⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀ ⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀ ⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀ ⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀ ⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀ ⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀ ⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots

It is with profound excitement that I share with you the very special news I have been waiting months and months to announce...⠀
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Please help me welcome to the world, the brand new DANCING DIASPORA COLLECTIVE ✨✨⠀
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We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀
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We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀
⠀
We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀
⠀
We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀
⠀
We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀
⠀
We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀
⠀
We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀
⠀
Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀
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OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots

2020-01-17 16:54   424 70

 

It is with profound excitement that I share with you the very special news I have been waiting months and months to announce...⠀ ⠀ Please help me welcome to the world, the brand new DANCING DIASPORA COLLECTIVE ✨✨⠀ ⠀ We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀ ⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀ ⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀ ⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀ ⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀ ⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀ ⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀ ⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots

We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀
⠀
We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀
⠀
We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀
⠀
We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀
⠀
We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀
⠀
We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀
⠀
We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀
⠀
Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀
⠀
OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀
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 #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀
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Photo by @bobgsnapshots

2020-01-17 16:43   174 33

 

We are #DancingDiasporaCollective.⠀ ⠀ We are artists, healers, community organizers, scholars, mothers, midwives, nurses, and educators. ⠀ ⠀ We celebrate the dances, cultures, and histories of our ancestors as brown and black people, inviting others to partake in this collective learning. We created this collective to nourish our spirits as space-holders and to serve the communities we come from. ⠀ ⠀ We believe that all bodies are dancing bodies. ⠀ ⠀ We believe our bodies know— what traumas they house, and what medicine they need. ⠀ ⠀ We believe belonging is an active practice, and we cultivate it through our bodies in movement. ⠀ ⠀ We belong in our bodies, we belong in community.⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned for more #DancingDiaspora magia 💫💫 Follow us at @dancingdiaspora ⠀ ⠀ OUR MISSION: Dancing Diaspora is dedicated to honoring, sharing, and reimagining dance practices of the Latin & African diasporas in dialogue with local and global histories of cultural resistance. Dancing Diaspora Collective is a group of local artivistas dedicated to curating ongoing programming for Dancing Diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond.⠀ ⠀ #DancingDiaspora #DancingDiasporaCollective #decolonizethebody #dance #ladance #dancer #dancers #artist #artists #artivista #artivistas #healer #healers #diaspora ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @bobgsnapshots

I continue to be floored time and again by the beautiful growing shape of the #DancingDiaspora space. It was a seed of an idea that I had 3 years ago, but the way it has flourished was because many others took ownership of the space with me and have brought their own magic and medicine to it. •
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Some months ago I invited some of my closest compañerxs to help me on this journey... For months now we’ve been cooking up a really exciting new facet of the Dancing Diaspora platform, and I am beyond thrilled (and a little terrified) to say that TONIGHT we are finally ready to share it with the world! 💫 •
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Join me tonight for the Dancing Diaspora 2020 Kick-Off event! •
• 7:30-9:30pm Community Class
• 9:30-11pm After-Party & Special Announcement! •
• Suggested donation $10/no one turned away for lack of funds. @pieterperformancespace •
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Sneak peak of what’s in store tonight in my IG story... Nos vemos! 🔥🔥 #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #latinx #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #vamo •
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Como siempre, photo by @bobgsnapshots

2020-01-16 21:44   123 4

 

I continue to be floored time and again by the beautiful growing shape of the #DancingDiaspora space. It was a seed of an idea that I had 3 years ago, but the way it has flourished was because many others took ownership of the space with me and have brought their own magic and medicine to it. • • Some months ago I invited some of my closest compañerxs to help me on this journey... For months now we’ve been cooking up a really exciting new facet of the Dancing Diaspora platform, and I am beyond thrilled (and a little terrified) to say that TONIGHT we are finally ready to share it with the world! 💫 • • Join me tonight for the Dancing Diaspora 2020 Kick-Off event! • • 7:30-9:30pm Community Class • 9:30-11pm After-Party & Special Announcement! • • Suggested donation $10/no one turned away for lack of funds. @pieterperformancespace • • Sneak peak of what’s in store tonight in my IG story... Nos vemos! 🔥🔥 #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #latinx #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #vamo • • Como siempre, photo by @bobgsnapshots

GUESS WHO’S BACK
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Join us tomorrow as we CELEBRATE and LAUNCH into Dancing Diaspora 2020. Following this year’s inaugural class taught by Marina Magalhães, there will be an AFTER PARTY with a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about the growing Dancing Diaspora platform!
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FREE community class every Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm
Tomorrow night 9:30pm-11pm AFTER PARTY 
Donations welcome at the door!
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All programming is FREE thanks to generous support from the California Arts Council (@calartscouncil), Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (@culture_la), and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (@lacountyarts)
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Photos courtesy of Bobby Gordon (@bobgsnapshots)
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 #dancingdiaspora #diaspora #danceinla #dance #moveyourbody #communityclass #losangeles #embodied

2020-01-16 00:49   21 0

 

GUESS WHO’S BACK 。 Join us tomorrow as we CELEBRATE and LAUNCH into Dancing Diaspora 2020. Following this year’s inaugural class taught by Marina Magalhães, there will be an AFTER PARTY with a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about the growing Dancing Diaspora platform! 。 FREE community class every Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm Tomorrow night 9:30pm-11pm AFTER PARTY Donations welcome at the door! 。 All programming is FREE thanks to generous support from the California Arts Council (@calartscouncil), Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (@culture_la), and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (@lacountyarts) 。 Photos courtesy of Bobby Gordon (@bobgsnapshots) 。 #dancingdiaspora #diaspora #danceinla #dance #moveyourbody #communityclass #losangeles #embodied

Back from my social media break and feelin’ ready for 2020... ✨✨
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Join me this Thurs 1/16 for #DancingDiaspora 2020 Kick-Off & After-Party!! 7:30-9:30pm Community Class followed by 9:30-11pm After-Party where we’ll be announcing some very exciting NEWS for this year... don’t miss out!! See link in bio for more event info. Nos vemos on the dance floor mi gente 💃🏽🔥
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Photos by @bobgsnapshots featuring the beautiful movers of Dancing Diaspora last class of 2019 💃🏽💃🏽 Gracias to everyone who came and shared their sweat y sabor! Your joy and spirit continues to humble me... gratidão pura 🙏🏽 •
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 #decolonizethebody #dance #dancer #danceclass #danceteacher #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #latinx #diaspora #vamo

2020-01-13 08:40   110 5

 

Back from my social media break and feelin’ ready for 2020... ✨✨ • • Join me this Thurs 1/16 for #DancingDiaspora 2020 Kick-Off & After-Party!! 7:30-9:30pm Community Class followed by 9:30-11pm After-Party where we’ll be announcing some very exciting NEWS for this year... don’t miss out!! See link in bio for more event info. Nos vemos on the dance floor mi gente 💃🏽🔥 • • • Photos by @bobgsnapshots featuring the beautiful movers of Dancing Diaspora last class of 2019 💃🏽💃🏽 Gracias to everyone who came and shared their sweat y sabor! Your joy and spirit continues to humble me... gratidão pura 🙏🏽 • • • #decolonizethebody #dance #dancer #danceclass #danceteacher #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #latinx #diaspora #vamo

YEAR IN REVIEW
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Looking back to the Dancing Diaspora Festival weekend in June. A FREE two-day celebration of Latinx dance, music, history and resiliency featuring: a panel discussion with Linda Yudin, Ana Maria Alvarez, Dana Firchett, Rainy Demerson, and Marina Magalhães; classes taught by Marina Magalhães, Vera Passos, Jackie MissFunk Lopez, Kati Hernandez, and Rachel Hernandez; an evening of performances by José Richard Aviles, Dana Fitchett, Allison Gray, Marina Magalhães, Bianca Medina, Vera Passos & Rachel Hernandez, Primera Generación Dance Collective, and Tatianna Zamir
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All programming made possible with generous support from the California Arts Council (@calartscouncil), the Department of Cultural Affairs (@culture_la), and the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors via the LA County Arts Commission (@lacountyarts)
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All photos courtesy of Bobby Gordon (@bobgsnapshots)
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 #festival #danceinla #dance #performances #diaspora #dancingdiaspora #dancingdiasporafestival #losangeles

2019-12-31 23:34   38 4

 

YEAR IN REVIEW 。 Looking back to the Dancing Diaspora Festival weekend in June. A FREE two-day celebration of Latinx dance, music, history and resiliency featuring: a panel discussion with Linda Yudin, Ana Maria Alvarez, Dana Firchett, Rainy Demerson, and Marina Magalhães; classes taught by Marina Magalhães, Vera Passos, Jackie MissFunk Lopez, Kati Hernandez, and Rachel Hernandez; an evening of performances by José Richard Aviles, Dana Fitchett, Allison Gray, Marina Magalhães, Bianca Medina, Vera Passos & Rachel Hernandez, Primera Generación Dance Collective, and Tatianna Zamir 。 All programming made possible with generous support from the California Arts Council (@calartscouncil), the Department of Cultural Affairs (@culture_la), and the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors via the LA County Arts Commission (@lacountyarts) 。 All photos courtesy of Bobby Gordon (@bobgsnapshots) 。 #festival #danceinla #dance #performances #diaspora #dancingdiaspora #dancingdiasporafestival #losangeles

Obrigada to the 40 beautiful souls who came yesterday for the last #DancingDiaspora class of the year!! I mean, look at this stunning group of humans... I can’t!! So much joy, so much love, so much puro sabooooor 🔥🔥 I am beyond humbled by this powerful vibrant community we continue to grow week after week. Gracias to everyone who supported #DancingDiaspora throughout 2019, in person or from afar! It’s a wrap for us for now, but save the date Jan 16 first class of 2020!! We will also have a very special announcement to make that day... and you’ll just have to come to find out! Can’t wait 🙌🏽 Nos vemos! #decolonizethebody #dance #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #diaspora #latinx #ladance #la #danceinla #migente #minhagente #vamos #bora #samba #salsa #lavidaesuncarnaval musica by @danielamercury

2019-12-06 17:48   150 9

 

Obrigada to the 40 beautiful souls who came yesterday for the last #DancingDiaspora class of the year!! I mean, look at this stunning group of humans... I can’t!! So much joy, so much love, so much puro sabooooor 🔥🔥 I am beyond humbled by this powerful vibrant community we continue to grow week after week. Gracias to everyone who supported #DancingDiaspora throughout 2019, in person or from afar! It’s a wrap for us for now, but save the date Jan 16 first class of 2020!! We will also have a very special announcement to make that day... and you’ll just have to come to find out! Can’t wait 🙌🏽 Nos vemos! #decolonizethebody #dance #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #diaspora #latinx #ladance #la #danceinla #migente #minhagente #vamos #bora #samba #salsa #lavidaesuncarnaval musica by @danielamercury

No #DancingDiaspora class tonight!!! But the fire from last week’s class is still burning strong... 🔥🔥 •
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Beyond grateful to the ever-growing Dancing Diaspora community, folks who come weekly, or who come when they can, or who encourage us from afar— you ALL contribute to the beauty and axé of the space. Obrigada família ✨💛✨
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If this video has you itching and twitching to dance, mark your calendar for our last class of 2019! Next Thurs 12/5 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace , don’t miss it!! 💃🏽💃🏽
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 #decolonizethebody #dance #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #latinx #diaspora #samba #salsa #lavidaesuncarnaval #vamos #bora 🎼 by @danielamercury

2019-11-28 18:17   86 4

 

No #DancingDiaspora class tonight!!! But the fire from last week’s class is still burning strong... 🔥🔥 • • • Beyond grateful to the ever-growing Dancing Diaspora community, folks who come weekly, or who come when they can, or who encourage us from afar— you ALL contribute to the beauty and axé of the space. Obrigada família ✨💛✨ • • • If this video has you itching and twitching to dance, mark your calendar for our last class of 2019! Next Thurs 12/5 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace , don’t miss it!! 💃🏽💃🏽 • • • #decolonizethebody #dance #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #latinx #diaspora #samba #salsa #lavidaesuncarnaval #vamos #bora 🎼 by @danielamercury

I wake up full of joy on Fridays because on Thursday nights I get to do THIS 🔥🔥 Feeling so much love today from my #DancingDiaspora familia, thank you to the 30 beautiful souls who came last night and got down with me! No class next week, last class of 2019 is 12/5... enjoy the break and see you in 2 weeks!! 💃🏽💃🏽 #HappyFriday #sextou #decolonizethebody #dance #diaspora #latinx #dancer #danceteacher #samba #salsa #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #sabor #axé #lavidaesuncarnaval 🎼: @danielamercury 🎥: @pa_huer

2019-11-22 21:41   172 4

 

I wake up full of joy on Fridays because on Thursday nights I get to do THIS 🔥🔥 Feeling so much love today from my #DancingDiaspora familia, thank you to the 30 beautiful souls who came last night and got down with me! No class next week, last class of 2019 is 12/5... enjoy the break and see you in 2 weeks!! 💃🏽💃🏽 #HappyFriday #sextou #decolonizethebody #dance #diaspora #latinx #dancer #danceteacher #samba #salsa #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #sabor #axé #lavidaesuncarnaval 🎼: @danielamercury 🎥: @pa_huer

Tonight!! 💦💦 Where Samba meets Salsa, where Celia Cruz meets Daniela Mercury, where Brazil meets Cuba— that is where we’ll be in #DancingDiaspora community class!! Can you say aguaaaaa 💦💦 Only 2 classes left for 2019 y’all! No class next week so come get your sabor fix for the next 2 weeks before our final class of the year on 12/5. Nos vemos 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome no one turned away for lack of funds! Vamoooo, boraaaaa💃🏽💃🏽 #decolonizethebody #dance #diaspora #latinx #samba #salsa #lavidaesuncarnaval #celiacruz #danielamercury #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #vamo #vamos #bora Música: A Vida É Um Carnaval by @danielamercury

2019-11-21 20:54   244 15

 

Tonight!! 💦💦 Where Samba meets Salsa, where Celia Cruz meets Daniela Mercury, where Brazil meets Cuba— that is where we’ll be in #DancingDiaspora community class!! Can you say aguaaaaa 💦💦 Only 2 classes left for 2019 y’all! No class next week so come get your sabor fix for the next 2 weeks before our final class of the year on 12/5. Nos vemos 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome no one turned away for lack of funds! Vamoooo, boraaaaa💃🏽💃🏽 #decolonizethebody #dance #diaspora #latinx #samba #salsa #lavidaesuncarnaval #celiacruz #danielamercury #dancer #danceteacher #danceclass #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #vamo #vamos #bora Música: A Vida É Um Carnaval by @danielamercury

Not trying to reinvent the wheel. @marinamagalicious had all the perfect words.

Friends, this is my querida amiga Joanna Gayle (@jo.gayle) who you may or may not know. She is a dear member of the LA dance community, and if you’ve ever been to #DancingDiaspora then most certainly you’ve shared energy and gotten down with this beautiful spirit.
Joanna is going through an extremely challenging moment with her health, as earlier this year she was diagnosed with a very rare and very serious auto-immune disease called Aplastic Anemia, where the bone marrow stops producing new blood cells. 
Joanna is waiting for her bone marrow transplant surgery date, and until then she has to get extremely painful blood transfusions every single week. 
Though the surgery will be a blessing in helping to address her condition, it will also be incredibly challenging, involving chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and a minimum 2-month recovery period where Joanna’s body will essentially be learning to build itself back up again. 
Watching my friend go through this has been painful and deeply humbling. She still goes to dance class every week. She is moving in her body, finding joy and resilience in all the ways she can. 
And yet the struggle is REAL. 
Besides the very real physical pain she is in, the treatments and surgery for this condition are amounting to upwards of $40K. In September we dedicated our very first #DancingDiaspora class of the Fall to raising funds for Joanna, and I’m so proud to say we raised over $300 that night. 
I’m taking another moment now, as we approach the holidays and a time of giving, to urge you to support Joanna in her healing journey however you can. There is healing energy and axé in sharing kind words, and there is also profoundly healing energy and axé in giving concrete monetary donations. Joanna needs both. 
It is so challenging in a time of deep need to be vulnerable and strong enough to ask for help. As her community, let’s support her in offering that help, and doing the asking on her behalf when we can. 
To donate and learn more, visit Joanna’s #GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/BMT4Joanna 
Gracias queridxs, with love &

2019-11-19 06:26   22 4

 

Not trying to reinvent the wheel. @marinamagalicious had all the perfect words. Friends, this is my querida amiga Joanna Gayle (@jo.gayle) who you may or may not know. She is a dear member of the LA dance community, and if you’ve ever been to #DancingDiaspora then most certainly you’ve shared energy and gotten down with this beautiful spirit. Joanna is going through an extremely challenging moment with her health, as earlier this year she was diagnosed with a very rare and very serious auto-immune disease called Aplastic Anemia, where the bone marrow stops producing new blood cells. Joanna is waiting for her bone marrow transplant surgery date, and until then she has to get extremely painful blood transfusions every single week. Though the surgery will be a blessing in helping to address her condition, it will also be incredibly challenging, involving chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and a minimum 2-month recovery period where Joanna’s body will essentially be learning to build itself back up again. Watching my friend go through this has been painful and deeply humbling. She still goes to dance class every week. She is moving in her body, finding joy and resilience in all the ways she can. And yet the struggle is REAL. Besides the very real physical pain she is in, the treatments and surgery for this condition are amounting to upwards of $40K. In September we dedicated our very first #DancingDiaspora class of the Fall to raising funds for Joanna, and I’m so proud to say we raised over $300 that night. I’m taking another moment now, as we approach the holidays and a time of giving, to urge you to support Joanna in her healing journey however you can. There is healing energy and axé in sharing kind words, and there is also profoundly healing energy and axé in giving concrete monetary donations. Joanna needs both. It is so challenging in a time of deep need to be vulnerable and strong enough to ask for help. As her community, let’s support her in offering that help, and doing the asking on her behalf when we can. To donate and learn more, visit Joanna’s #GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/BMT4Joanna Gracias queridxs, with love &

Friends— this is my querida amiga @jo.gayle who you may or may not know. She is a dear member of the LA dance community, and if you’ve ever been to #DancingDiaspora then most certainly you’ve shared energy and gotten down with this beautiful spirit. Joanna is going through an extremely challenging moment with her health, as earlier this year she was diagnosed with a very rare and very serious auto-immune disease called Aplastic Anemia, where the bone marrow stops producing new blood cells. Joanna is waiting for her bone marrow transplant surgery date, and until then she has to get extremely painful blood transfusions every single week. Though the surgery will be a blessing in helping to address her condition, it will also be incredibly challenging, involving chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and a minimum 2-month recovery period where Joanna’s body will essentially be learning to build itself back up again. Watching my friend go through this has been painful and deeply humbling. She still goes to dance class every week. She is moving in her body, finding joy and resilience in all the ways she can. And yet the struggle is REAL. Besides the very real physical pain she is in, the treatments and surgery for this condition are amounting to upwards of $40K. In September we dedicated our very first #DancingDiaspora class of the Fall to raising funds for Joanna, and I’m so proud to say we raised over $300 that night. I’m taking another moment now, as we approach the holidays and a time of giving, to urge you to support Joanna in her healing journey however you can. There is healing energy and axé in sharing kind words, and there is also profoundly healing energy and axé in giving concrete monetary donations. Joanna needs both. It is so challenging in a time of deep need to be vulnerable and strong enough to ask for help. As her community, let’s support her in offering that help, and doing the asking on her behalf when we can. To donate and learn more visit Joanna’s #GoFundMe page, see link in my bio. Gracias queridxs, with love & light always ✨✨✨

2019-11-19 02:08   75 9

 

Friends— this is my querida amiga @jo.gayle who you may or may not know. She is a dear member of the LA dance community, and if you’ve ever been to #DancingDiaspora then most certainly you’ve shared energy and gotten down with this beautiful spirit. Joanna is going through an extremely challenging moment with her health, as earlier this year she was diagnosed with a very rare and very serious auto-immune disease called Aplastic Anemia, where the bone marrow stops producing new blood cells. Joanna is waiting for her bone marrow transplant surgery date, and until then she has to get extremely painful blood transfusions every single week. Though the surgery will be a blessing in helping to address her condition, it will also be incredibly challenging, involving chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and a minimum 2-month recovery period where Joanna’s body will essentially be learning to build itself back up again. Watching my friend go through this has been painful and deeply humbling. She still goes to dance class every week. She is moving in her body, finding joy and resilience in all the ways she can. And yet the struggle is REAL. Besides the very real physical pain she is in, the treatments and surgery for this condition are amounting to upwards of $40K. In September we dedicated our very first #DancingDiaspora class of the Fall to raising funds for Joanna, and I’m so proud to say we raised over $300 that night. I’m taking another moment now, as we approach the holidays and a time of giving, to urge you to support Joanna in her healing journey however you can. There is healing energy and axé in sharing kind words, and there is also profoundly healing energy and axé in giving concrete monetary donations. Joanna needs both. It is so challenging in a time of deep need to be vulnerable and strong enough to ask for help. As her community, let’s support her in offering that help, and doing the asking on her behalf when we can. To donate and learn more visit Joanna’s #GoFundMe page, see link in my bio. Gracias queridxs, with love & light always ✨✨✨

Check out @marinamagalicious Dancing Diaspora class Tonight!! 🔥🔥
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It was such an honor to have these fierce dancers perform a flash mob experience at our Bloom Concert with @carolinacmch 🌸
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Celebrating the 1 yr anniversary of Dominican artist @carolinacmch ‘s release of her revolutionary song #tingo in #DancingDiaspora ! Here’s a #flashback to when we danced to this fiery feminista anthem earlier this year (oh, and did I mention we got to perform it live with Carolina Camacho herself!?). See you tonight for more #sabor y #selfcare 💛💛 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome! No one turned away for lack of funds

2019-11-15 00:30   46 9

 

Check out @marinamagalicious Dancing Diaspora class Tonight!! 🔥🔥 . It was such an honor to have these fierce dancers perform a flash mob experience at our Bloom Concert with @carolinacmch 🌸 . . . #Rp Celebrating the 1 yr anniversary of Dominican artist @carolinacmch ‘s release of her revolutionary song #tingo in #DancingDiaspora ! Here’s a #flashback to when we danced to this fiery feminista anthem earlier this year (oh, and did I mention we got to perform it live with Carolina Camacho herself!). See you tonight for more #sabor y #selfcare 💛💛 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome! No one turned away for lack of funds

Tonight!! 🔥🔥Celebrating the 1 yr anniversary of Dominican artist @carolinacmch ‘s release of her revolutionary song #tingo in #DancingDiaspora ! Here’s a #flashback to when we danced to this fiery feminista anthem earlier this year (oh, and did I mention we got to perform it live with Carolina Camacho herself!?). See you tonight for more #sabor y #selfcare 💛💛 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome! No one turned away for lack of funds #tbt #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #latinx #danceclass #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #tingochallenge #radicalselflove #feminist #feminista #feministanthem #vamos

2019-11-14 20:36   81 4

 

Tonight!! 🔥🔥Celebrating the 1 yr anniversary of Dominican artist @carolinacmch ‘s release of her revolutionary song #tingo in #DancingDiaspora ! Here’s a #flashback to when we danced to this fiery feminista anthem earlier this year (oh, and did I mention we got to perform it live with Carolina Camacho herself!). See you tonight for more #sabor y #selfcare 💛💛 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome! No one turned away for lack of funds #tbt #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #latinx #danceclass #donationclass #ladance #ladanceclass #tingochallenge #radicalselflove #feminist #feminista #feministanthem #vamos

DANCING DIASPORA
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Diaspora is a complex word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, memory and futurity. This weekly, community class with Marina Magalhães (@marinamagalicious) seeks to translate these ideas into the body
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Every Thursday 
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FREE with generous support from the Calfiornia Arts Council (@calartscouncil) 
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 #community #danceclass #danceinla #dance #losangeles #dancingdiaspora #dancevideo

2019-11-14 20:01   64 0

 

DANCING DIASPORA 。 Diaspora is a complex word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, memory and futurity. This weekly, community class with Marina Magalhães (@marinamagalicious) seeks to translate these ideas into the body 。 Every Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm FREE with generous support from the Calfiornia Arts Council (@calartscouncil) Donations welcome at the door ! 。 #community #danceclass #danceinla #dance #losangeles #dancingdiaspora #dancevideo

THANK YOU BALI!!! ✨✨✨ It’s been surreal being in this stunning land for 7 days, getting to hold space for so many beautiful souls and together find healing, joy, and purpose. I am beyond grateful and beyond humbled, by this deeply ancestral land that graced us and welcomed us, and by this phenomenal group of humans who trusted me with their bodies, breath, and expression. Deepest gratitude goes to this mulher right here— @tatianazamir you are DA SHIT!!! A leader. A visionary. A shining light. Obrigada for inviting me into your this project querida. And to the two other Sanctuary Sisters @doczhazha & @webbofcomedy , THANK YOU! It’s been an honor being in leadership with you queridas 💕 I’m surprised I didn’t just up and move to Bali y’all, but I guess I got a husband, two cats, and my job(s) back in LA lol 🤣If you’re interested in attending future #HealHerInBali retreats stay tuned!! We hope to make this annual experience. DM me your email & and I can add you to the mailing list for you to stay in the know! 🙌🏽 Peace Bali, LA nos vemos pronto #Bali #healing #yoga #yogaretreat #healer #yogateacher #pocyoga #pocyogateacher #healher #nomad #dancer #choreographer #danceteacher #dancingdiaspora #artivista #womenhealingwomen

2019-11-09 06:07   140 11

 

THANK YOU BALI!!! ✨✨✨ It’s been surreal being in this stunning land for 7 days, getting to hold space for so many beautiful souls and together find healing, joy, and purpose. I am beyond grateful and beyond humbled, by this deeply ancestral land that graced us and welcomed us, and by this phenomenal group of humans who trusted me with their bodies, breath, and expression. Deepest gratitude goes to this mulher right here— @tatianazamir you are DA SHIT!!! A leader. A visionary. A shining light. Obrigada for inviting me into your this project querida. And to the two other Sanctuary Sisters @doczhazha & @webbofcomedy , THANK YOU! It’s been an honor being in leadership with you queridas 💕 I’m surprised I didn’t just up and move to Bali y’all, but I guess I got a husband, two cats, and my job(s) back in LA lol 🤣If you’re interested in attending future #HealHerInBali retreats stay tuned!! We hope to make this annual experience. DM me your email & and I can add you to the mailing list for you to stay in the know! 🙌🏽 Peace Bali, LA nos vemos pronto #Bali #healing #yoga #yogaretreat #healer #yogateacher #pocyoga #pocyogateacher #healher #nomad #dancer #choreographer #danceteacher #dancingdiaspora #artivista #womenhealingwomen

Tonight!!! @rachelhernandezdance & @bloco_obini are bringing the house down at #DancingDiaspora 🔥🔥 Join Rachel & the all-womxn drummer ensemble Bloco Obini for a very special Samba Reggae class with live music 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace . Here’s a taste from Rachel’s class at #DancingDiasporaFestival this year... pura alegria puro axé!! ✨✨ Donations welcome— all proceeds go towards supporting and expanding Dancing Diaspora programming for all. No one turned away for lack of funds 💛💛 #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #latinx #afrolatin #afrobrazilian #samba #sambareggae #blocoafro #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #bora #axé

2019-11-07 13:40   130 3

 

Tonight!!! @rachelhernandezdance & @bloco_obini are bringing the house down at #DancingDiaspora 🔥🔥 Join Rachel & the all-womxn drummer ensemble Bloco Obini for a very special Samba Reggae class with live music 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace . Here’s a taste from Rachel’s class at #DancingDiasporaFestival this year... pura alegria puro axé!! ✨✨ Donations welcome— all proceeds go towards supporting and expanding Dancing Diaspora programming for all. No one turned away for lack of funds 💛💛 #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #latinx #afrolatin #afrobrazilian #samba #sambareggae #blocoafro #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #bora #axé

Yes, I’m out of town... but you better believe #DancingDiaspora class is still happening!!! Join one of my dearest hermanas @rachelhernandezdance tomorrow night in her out-of-this-world Samba Reggae class 🔥🔥When I say out of this world I really mean it y’all... she’s gonna have you feeling like you’re in Brazil peak of summer, and forget all about LA Fall! I mean look at these gorgeous photos from Rachel’s class at #DancingDiasporaFestival this year... enough said! Live music provided by the fierce all-womyn drummer ensemble @bloco_obini you won’t wanna miss it 💃🏽🥁 Thursday Nov 7 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome! #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #sambareggae #blocoafro #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #bora 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

2019-11-06 23:52   65 1

 

Yes, I’m out of town... but you better believe #DancingDiaspora class is still happening!!! Join one of my dearest hermanas @rachelhernandezdance tomorrow night in her out-of-this-world Samba Reggae class 🔥🔥When I say out of this world I really mean it y’all... she’s gonna have you feeling like you’re in Brazil peak of summer, and forget all about LA Fall! I mean look at these gorgeous photos from Rachel’s class at #DancingDiasporaFestival this year... enough said! Live music provided by the fierce all-womyn drummer ensemble @bloco_obini you won’t wanna miss it 💃🏽🥁 Thursday Nov 7 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome! #decolonizethebody #diaspora #dance #sambareggae #blocoafro #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #bora 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

Deep gratitude to everyone who came to #DancingDiaspora last night!! The medicine was real... conjuring up winds, storms, deep womb power and ancestral memory with the transformative axé of Oya 🌪🔥Special gracias to mi compañera @mestizamovement for hosting our Dia de Los Muertos altar and teaching us about the long, complex and resilient history of this indigenous celebration 🖤💀🖤Swipe left for some beautiful images by @bobgsnapshots ! I’ll be gone all next week but don’t worry you’ll be in the best of hands with my queridíssima amiga @rachelhernandezdance 🙌🏽💃🏽 Happy Friday everyone! Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! #decolonizethebody #diadelosmuertos #diaspora #dance #latinx #oya #iansa #iansã #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass Music: “Oya” by @metametaoficial

2019-11-01 21:00   120 12

 

Deep gratitude to everyone who came to #DancingDiaspora last night!! The medicine was real... conjuring up winds, storms, deep womb power and ancestral memory with the transformative axé of Oya 🌪🔥Special gracias to mi compañera @mestizamovement for hosting our Dia de Los Muertos altar and teaching us about the long, complex and resilient history of this indigenous celebration 🖤💀🖤Swipe left for some beautiful images by @bobgsnapshots ! I’ll be gone all next week but don’t worry you’ll be in the best of hands with my queridíssima amiga @rachelhernandezdance 🙌🏽💃🏽 Happy Friday everyone! Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! #decolonizethebody #diadelosmuertos #diaspora #dance #latinx #oya #iansa #iansã #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass Music: “Oya” by @metametaoficial

Eparrei Oya!!! ⚡️🌪⚡️
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Deep gratitude to the poderosas mujeres who joined me last week for this Iansã-inspired class... it was fiyah!! 🔥🔥 Join us again tonight for #DancingDiaspora as we dive deeper into element air, conjuring up winds, storms, deep womb power, and ancestral memory. We’ll start with a very special ancestor altar ceremony led by @mestizamovement who will share with us about the beautiful celebration of Dia de Los Muertos. Bring your ancestor photos & offerings for the altar!💀🌱🖤Same time same place, 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome. Vamooooo
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2019-10-31 20:26   62 3

 

Eparrei Oya!!! ⚡️🌪⚡️ • • • Deep gratitude to the poderosas mujeres who joined me last week for this Iansã-inspired class... it was fiyah!! 🔥🔥 Join us again tonight for #DancingDiaspora as we dive deeper into element air, conjuring up winds, storms, deep womb power, and ancestral memory. We’ll start with a very special ancestor altar ceremony led by @mestizamovement who will share with us about the beautiful celebration of Dia de Los Muertos. Bring your ancestor photos & offerings for the altar!💀🌱🖤Same time same place, 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome. Vamooooo • • • #decolonizethebody #ancestorseason #diadelosmuertos #oya #iansa #diaspora #dance #latinx #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass

It’s ancestor season y’all 🖤💀
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 Join me & @mestizamovement in a very special #DancingDiaspora class tomorrow night on 10/31 to celebrate ancestral practice and honor Dia de Los Muertos. Isis will lead us in building a community ancestor altar, so bring your ancestor photos & offerings! Then, get ready to get down 🙌🏽💃🏽 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome. Nos vemos mañana mi gente! •
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I celebrate death to celebrate life. This life growing inside of me is anointing me into an ancestor. It is remarkable to know that, inside of me, I am creating the seed that this baby will pass down to create the following generation. Our ancestors have passed down love, trauma, challenges and memory. I believe, that what we do on this earth is only a passed down ancestral memory from our lineage. This memory, unknowingly guides us and some are chains meant to be broken in this lifetime. Understand that how we love one another, how we treat one another is a memory that we are passing unto our children that grow inside of us, Mujeres divinas. We are ancestral spirits in this human body. My body will leave this earthly realm and I will head on my journey to Mictlán. I will leave behind pieces of me through the life I birthed into this realm. May they always remember me and when they do, may they smile. Feliz Dia de Muertos🔮🌿🌒
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2019-10-31 02:23   177 12

 

It’s ancestor season y’all 🖤💀 • • • Join me & @mestizamovement in a very special #DancingDiaspora class tomorrow night on 10/31 to celebrate ancestral practice and honor Dia de Los Muertos. Isis will lead us in building a community ancestor altar, so bring your ancestor photos & offerings! Then, get ready to get down 🙌🏽💃🏽 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome. Nos vemos mañana mi gente! • • • Check out a beautiful post below by Isis about what this beautiful ancient practice of Dia de Los Muertos means to her... - - - - - - I celebrate death to celebrate life. This life growing inside of me is anointing me into an ancestor. It is remarkable to know that, inside of me, I am creating the seed that this baby will pass down to create the following generation. Our ancestors have passed down love, trauma, challenges and memory. I believe, that what we do on this earth is only a passed down ancestral memory from our lineage. This memory, unknowingly guides us and some are chains meant to be broken in this lifetime. Understand that how we love one another, how we treat one another is a memory that we are passing unto our children that grow inside of us, Mujeres divinas. We are ancestral spirits in this human body. My body will leave this earthly realm and I will head on my journey to Mictlán. I will leave behind pieces of me through the life I birthed into this realm. May they always remember me and when they do, may they smile. Feliz Dia de Muertos🔮🌿🌒 • • • #decolonizethebody #diadelosmuertos #diaspora #dance #latinx #artivista #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass

Siguelo bailando mamiiii 🔥🔥 I’m back teaching at #DancingDiaspora tonight and can’t wait to get down again with these beautiful souls! Join me 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace for more magia ✨✨ For a sneak peak check out my story... 🙌🏽💃🏽 Donations welcome! Nos vemos! #decolonizethebody #latinx #diaspora #dance #diasporicdance #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #vamo #reggeaton #ozuna #siguelobailando 🎥 by @80hd.alchemi

2019-10-24 21:20   101 13

 

Siguelo bailando mamiiii 🔥🔥 I’m back teaching at #DancingDiaspora tonight and can’t wait to get down again with these beautiful souls! Join me 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace for more magia ✨✨ For a sneak peak check out my story... 🙌🏽💃🏽 Donations welcome! Nos vemos! #decolonizethebody #latinx #diaspora #dance #diasporicdance #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #vamo #reggeaton #ozuna #siguelobailando 🎥 by @80hd.alchemi

 #dancingdiaspora class last night was on fire!!! THANK YOU to this beauty, @marinamagalicious for having me lead class and to all the other beautiful souls that came out last night. Mucho amor y agradecimiento.💗 #salsadancelove

2019-10-18 22:00   38 4

 

#dancingdiaspora class last night was on fire!!! THANK YOU to this beauty, @marinamagalicious for having me lead class and to all the other beautiful souls that came out last night. Mucho amor y agradecimiento.💗 #salsadancelove

Last night was #salsashines boot camp y’all!!! @pa_huer had us sweating out from every pour and drilling the flyest footwork choreo, we were living our best #ladystyling life!! 👯‍♀️👯‍♂️Gracias to our first Guest Artist of the season Patty Huerta for kicking us off with so much sabor! 🔥🔥 Y gracias a todxs who came last night to #DancingDiaspora and freakin survived 😅 I’ll be back teaching next Thursday! Nos vemos 🙌🏽 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #salsa #sabor #vamos

2019-10-18 17:39   108 14

 

Last night was #salsashines boot camp y’all!!! @pa_huer had us sweating out from every pour and drilling the flyest footwork choreo, we were living our best #ladystyling life!! 👯‍♀️👯‍♂️Gracias to our first Guest Artist of the season Patty Huerta for kicking us off with so much sabor! 🔥🔥 Y gracias a todxs who came last night to #DancingDiaspora and freakin survived 😅 I’ll be back teaching next Thursday! Nos vemos 🙌🏽 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #salsa #sabor #vamos