Images about: #dancingdiaspora (300 posts)

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   18 2

 

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   71 8

 

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   44 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   76 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 
7:30pm-9:30pm
FREE with generous support from the Calfiornia Arts Council (@calartscouncil) 
Donations welcome at the door !
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 #community #danceclass #danceinla #dance #losangeles #dancingdiaspora #dancevideo

2019-11-14 20:01   63 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   136 10

 

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   127 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   64 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   118 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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 #decolonizethebody #ancestorseason #diadelosmuertos #oya #iansa #diaspora #dance #latinx #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass

2019-10-31 20:26   60 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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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🔮🌿🌒
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2019-10-31 02:23   176 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   100 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   39 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

DIG IN AND DIVE DEEP tonight with Marina (@marinamagalicious) at DANCING DIASPORA
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Every Thursday 
7:30pm-9:30pm
FREE community class with generous support from the California Arts Council (@calartscouncil) 
Donations at the door welcomed !
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Diaspora is a complex word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, memory and futurity. This dance class seeks to translate these ideas into the body — how can we embody principles of Latin & African diasporic dance practices while exploring our own unique expression? How can we simultaneously embrace rigor and instinct, tradition and creativity, ancestry and individuality?
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Video courtesy of Alea Olivas (@80hd.alchemi)
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 #dancingdiaspora #danceinla #dance #communityclass #dancevideo #losangeles

2019-10-17 21:07   39 2

 

DIG IN AND DIVE DEEP tonight with Marina (@marinamagalicious) at DANCING DIASPORA 。 Every Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm FREE community class with generous support from the California Arts Council (@calartscouncil) Donations at the door welcomed ! 。 Diaspora is a complex word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, memory and futurity. This dance class seeks to translate these ideas into the body — how can we embody principles of Latin & African diasporic dance practices while exploring our own unique expression How can we simultaneously embrace rigor and instinct, tradition and creativity, ancestry and individuality 。 Video courtesy of Alea Olivas (@80hd.alchemi) 。 #dancingdiaspora #danceinla #dance #communityclass #dancevideo #losangeles

You ready for some Salsa y Sabor tonight?? 💃🏽💃🏽 So thrilled to be hosting this beautiful mujer right here as our first #DancingDiaspora Guest Artist PD the season! Join me tonight (and every Thursday!) 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome/no one turned away for lack of funds 🙏🏽💫 Check out my IG story for a sneak peak of what’s in store... 🔥🔥 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #vamo

2019-10-17 21:01   74 2

 

You ready for some Salsa y Sabor tonight 💃🏽💃🏽 So thrilled to be hosting this beautiful mujer right here as our first #DancingDiaspora Guest Artist PD the season! Join me tonight (and every Thursday!) 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome/no one turned away for lack of funds 🙏🏽💫 Check out my IG story for a sneak peak of what’s in store... 🔥🔥 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #vamo

Thrilled to announce that #DancingDiaspora will be hosting some fabulous guest artists this season!! Join me tomorrow night for @pa_huer ‘s salsa sabor and Nov 7 for @rachelhernandezdance ‘s Afro-Brazilian dance medicine 💃🏽💃🏽 As always Thursday’s 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds 🙏🏽💛 nos vemooooos #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #guestartist #guestartists #vamo 1st 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

2019-10-16 17:05   71 3

 

Thrilled to announce that #DancingDiaspora will be hosting some fabulous guest artists this season!! Join me tomorrow night for @pa_huer ‘s salsa sabor and Nov 7 for @rachelhernandezdance ‘s Afro-Brazilian dance medicine 💃🏽💃🏽 As always Thursday’s 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds 🙏🏽💛 nos vemooooos #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #guestartist #guestartists #vamo 1st 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

This might just be my favorite part of getting to teach #DancingDiaspora class each week... our electric slide re-mix warm-up is everything!! A beautiful cyclical experience of juicy grounded goodness 🌟🌟 shout out to @ubwdance who introduced me to the idea back when I was apprenticing with them in 2016. The practice has grown and taken a life of its own here in LA! Join us tonight for a taste at @pieterperformancespace 7:30-9:30pm donations welcome/no one turned away for lack of funds! Nos vemoooos 💃🏽💃🏽 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #vamo 🎥 by @80hd.alchemi

2019-10-10 21:06   105 11

 

This might just be my favorite part of getting to teach #DancingDiaspora class each week... our electric slide re-mix warm-up is everything!! A beautiful cyclical experience of juicy grounded goodness 🌟🌟 shout out to @ubwdance who introduced me to the idea back when I was apprenticing with them in 2016. The practice has grown and taken a life of its own here in LA! Join us tonight for a taste at @pieterperformancespace 7:30-9:30pm donations welcome/no one turned away for lack of funds! Nos vemoooos 💃🏽💃🏽 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #dance #danceclass #ladance #ladanceclass #donationclass #vamo 🎥 by @80hd.alchemi

It’s Thursday... you know what that means!! 🔥💃🏽🔥 Obrigada to all the beautiful movers who joined me last week in #DancingDiaspora — I mean look at this group!!! I just can’t handle it!! See you tonight for more sweaty soulful goodness 💦🌟 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome!! NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS ✨🙏🏽 #decolonizethebody #latinx #diaspora #diasporicdance #dance #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #vamo

2019-10-03 20:53   142 18

 

It’s Thursday... you know what that means!! 🔥💃🏽🔥 Obrigada to all the beautiful movers who joined me last week in #DancingDiaspora — I mean look at this group!!! I just can’t handle it!! See you tonight for more sweaty soulful goodness 💦🌟 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace donations welcome!! NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS ✨🙏🏽 #decolonizethebody #latinx #diaspora #diasporicdance #dance #ladance #ladanceclass #danceclass #donationclass #vamo

THANK YOU AGAIN @marinamagalicious FOR LAST WEEK’S FUNDRAISER!!! 🥰🤗😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Always providing safe space for us folks to tap into our energies and seek our inner groove !! Also, I want to thank community for the positive energy, sharing movement with me as well as the generous donations!! Class raised over $300!! 😭🤯😭Definitely feel ALL THE LOVE. If y’all haven’t checked this class out yet then GO!!! Your body and soul will thank you 😌😉✨ #Repost @marinamagalicious with @get_repost
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A sneak peak of the sweaty soulful joy that was our first class back... 🔥🔥 Gracias to everyone who joined me last week for #DancingDiaspora !! Y’all brought the fuego, the agua, the azucar, the axé, and EVERYTHING in between ✨✨ Join me tonight for Part 2 of this delicious Afro-Latin House choreo 🙌🏽💃🏽 vamoooo!! Donations of any amount encouraged at the door (cash & Venmo payments welcome) NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS! 💕💕 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #communityclass #danceclass #ladanceclass #ladance #donationclass #vamo

2019-09-27 02:34   60 3

 

THANK YOU AGAIN @marinamagalicious FOR LAST WEEK’S FUNDRAISER!!! 🥰🤗😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Always providing safe space for us folks to tap into our energies and seek our inner groove !! Also, I want to thank community for the positive energy, sharing movement with me as well as the generous donations!! Class raised over $300!! 😭🤯😭Definitely feel ALL THE LOVE. If y’all haven’t checked this class out yet then GO!!! Your body and soul will thank you 😌😉✨ #Repost @marinamagalicious with @get_repost ・・・ A sneak peak of the sweaty soulful joy that was our first class back... 🔥🔥 Gracias to everyone who joined me last week for #DancingDiaspora !! Y’all brought the fuego, the agua, the azucar, the axé, and EVERYTHING in between ✨✨ Join me tonight for Part 2 of this delicious Afro-Latin House choreo 🙌🏽💃🏽 vamoooo!! Donations of any amount encouraged at the door (cash & Venmo payments welcome) NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS! 💕💕 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #communityclass #danceclass #ladanceclass #ladance #donationclass #vamo

A sneak peak of the sweaty soulful joy that was our first class back... 🔥🔥 Gracias to everyone who joined me last week for #DancingDiaspora !! Y’all brought the fuego, the agua, the azucar, the axé, and EVERYTHING in between ✨✨ Join me tonight for Part 2 of this delicious Afro-Latin House choreo 🙌🏽💃🏽 vamoooo!! Donations of any amount encouraged at the door (cash & Venmo payments welcome) NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS! 💕💕 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #communityclass #danceclass #ladanceclass #ladance #donationclass #vamo

2019-09-26 20:52   160 16

 

A sneak peak of the sweaty soulful joy that was our first class back... 🔥🔥 Gracias to everyone who joined me last week for #DancingDiaspora !! Y’all brought the fuego, the agua, the azucar, the axé, and EVERYTHING in between ✨✨ Join me tonight for Part 2 of this delicious Afro-Latin House choreo 🙌🏽💃🏽 vamoooo!! Donations of any amount encouraged at the door (cash & Venmo payments welcome) NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS! 💕💕 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #latinx #communityclass #danceclass #ladanceclass #ladance #donationclass #vamo

TONIGHT 🔥🔥 #DancingDiaspora is officially back in full gear! Join me 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace to honor a dear member of our community @jo.gayle as we help raise funds for her upcoming bone marrow transplant surgery. All donations from class will go towards Joanna’s healing journey, see link in bio for her GoFundMe page if you can’t donate in person 🙏🏽💛 NOTE ABOUT CLASSES THIS YEAR— I want to take a moment to clarify that Dancing Diaspora is a space committed to equity and access. It has been a free class since its inception, generously funded by @calartscouncil to make it so. We are grateful and fortunate to have received another year of funding and want to continue expanding and growing our reach, for that reason we’ve decided to welcome donations in class this year. Please know that we still honor those who cannot afford to give anything monetarily- you will NOT be turned away for lack of funds! And for those of us who are capable of giving more, we encourage you to pay what you can! Know that your contribution is making it possible for others to partake in this community as well. It takes all of us to make this healing space possible! I appreciate and thank each and every one of you for your on-going and future support, in all of the ways and shapes it comes in ✨✨ #decolonizethebody #danceclass #ladanceclass #ladance #latinx #diasporicdance #diaspora #equity #access #vamo

2019-09-19 18:02   225 11

 

TONIGHT 🔥🔥 #DancingDiaspora is officially back in full gear! Join me 7:30-9:30pm at @pieterperformancespace to honor a dear member of our community @jo.gayle as we help raise funds for her upcoming bone marrow transplant surgery. All donations from class will go towards Joanna’s healing journey, see link in bio for her GoFundMe page if you can’t donate in person 🙏🏽💛 NOTE ABOUT CLASSES THIS YEAR— I want to take a moment to clarify that Dancing Diaspora is a space committed to equity and access. It has been a free class since its inception, generously funded by @calartscouncil to make it so. We are grateful and fortunate to have received another year of funding and want to continue expanding and growing our reach, for that reason we’ve decided to welcome donations in class this year. Please know that we still honor those who cannot afford to give anything monetarily- you will NOT be turned away for lack of funds! And for those of us who are capable of giving more, we encourage you to pay what you can! Know that your contribution is making it possible for others to partake in this community as well. It takes all of us to make this healing space possible! I appreciate and thank each and every one of you for your on-going and future support, in all of the ways and shapes it comes in ✨✨ #decolonizethebody #danceclass #ladanceclass #ladance #latinx #diasporicdance #diaspora #equity #access #vamo

I am back in LA and you know what that means... #DancingDiaspora class is BACK!!! ⚡️⚡️
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Join me every Thursday 7:30-9:30pm starting next week Sept 19 at @pieterperformancespace for a juicy, sweaty, and playful movement practice rooted in ancestral Latinx & African diasporic dances. To support on-going Dancing Diaspora activities we will be encouraging cash & venmo donations at the door! No one turned away for lack of funds 🙏🏽🙏🏽
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Special note about our first class back on 9/19: we will be fundraising to support our querida compañera @jo.gayle in her upcoming bone marrow transplant surgery. Joanna has been a dear member of our Dancing Diaspora familia since its very beginning in 2017, and on her behalf I lovingly ask that we, her community, show up for her in this time of need. If you would like to learn more about Joanna’s journey and/or make a donation online, see her GoFundMe page (link in bio). We will also be accepting cash & venmo donations in class on 9/19. We love you and are here for you Joanna!! ✨✨ •
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 #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #dance #latinx #la #ladanceclass #danceclass #ladance #migente #vamo 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

2019-09-12 00:39   183 15

 

I am back in LA and you know what that means... #DancingDiaspora class is BACK!!! ⚡️⚡️ • • • Join me every Thursday 7:30-9:30pm starting next week Sept 19 at @pieterperformancespace for a juicy, sweaty, and playful movement practice rooted in ancestral Latinx & African diasporic dances. To support on-going Dancing Diaspora activities we will be encouraging cash & venmo donations at the door! No one turned away for lack of funds 🙏🏽🙏🏽 • • • Special note about our first class back on 9/19: we will be fundraising to support our querida compañera @jo.gayle in her upcoming bone marrow transplant surgery. Joanna has been a dear member of our Dancing Diaspora familia since its very beginning in 2017, and on her behalf I lovingly ask that we, her community, show up for her in this time of need. If you would like to learn more about Joanna’s journey and/or make a donation online, see her GoFundMe page (link in bio). We will also be accepting cash & venmo donations in class on 9/19. We love you and are here for you Joanna!! ✨✨ • • • #decolonizethebody #diasporicdance #diaspora #dance #latinx #la #ladanceclass #danceclass #ladance #migente #vamo 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

Woke up in France! Time to collab with my girl @marinamagalicious on her MFA thesis!! You are beyond deserving and I’m so freaking honored to be here with you. Te quieroooo let’s go make some magic sis 🌬✨🌊💪🏽🔥
 #repost • @marinamagalicious And then your hermana/collaborator/dance twin travels across an ocean + two continents to remind you of your voice, your worth, and your purpose midst the storm that is the last 10 days of grad school... @siempre_floreciendo te quieroooo!!! So grateful you are here to help me bring to life my MFA Thesis presentation and the culmination of our year(s)-long collaboration 🔥🔥 let’s do this girl! Vamoooo 👯‍♀️ #mfa #gradschool #dancerscholar #decolonizethebody #decolonizeacademia #danceandchangemaker #dance #mfathesis #latinx #dancingdiaspora #diaspora #vamo 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

2019-07-22 03:26   125 11

 

Woke up in France! Time to collab with my girl @marinamagalicious on her MFA thesis!! You are beyond deserving and I’m so freaking honored to be here with you. Te quieroooo let’s go make some magic sis 🌬✨🌊💪🏽🔥 #repost • @marinamagalicious And then your hermana/collaborator/dance twin travels across an ocean + two continents to remind you of your voice, your worth, and your purpose midst the storm that is the last 10 days of grad school... @siempre_floreciendo te quieroooo!!! So grateful you are here to help me bring to life my MFA Thesis presentation and the culmination of our year(s)-long collaboration 🔥🔥 let’s do this girl! Vamoooo 👯‍♀️ #mfa #gradschool #dancerscholar #decolonizethebody #decolonizeacademia #danceandchangemaker #dance #mfathesis #latinx #dancingdiaspora #diaspora #vamo 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

And then your hermana/collaborator/dance twin travels across an ocean + two continents to remind you of your voice, your worth, and your purpose midst the storm that is the last 10 days of grad school... @siempre_floreciendo te quieroooo!!! So grateful you are here to help me bring to life my MFA Thesis presentation and the culmination of our year(s)-long collaboration 🔥🔥 let’s do this girl! Vamoooo 👯‍♀️ #mfa #gradschool #dancerscholar #decolonizethebody #decolonizeacademia #danceandchangemaker #dance #mfathesis #latinx #dancingdiaspora #diaspora #vamo 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

2019-07-21 16:27   167 9

 

And then your hermana/collaborator/dance twin travels across an ocean + two continents to remind you of your voice, your worth, and your purpose midst the storm that is the last 10 days of grad school... @siempre_floreciendo te quieroooo!!! So grateful you are here to help me bring to life my MFA Thesis presentation and the culmination of our year(s)-long collaboration 🔥🔥 let’s do this girl! Vamoooo 👯‍♀️ #mfa #gradschool #dancerscholar #decolonizethebody #decolonizeacademia #danceandchangemaker #dance #mfathesis #latinx #dancingdiaspora #diaspora #vamo 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

Yesterday I presented one of the culminating requisites of my #MFA program in France, a 30-minute artist talk about my work. Never have I ever done anything like this... I FREAKING DID IT! Check out below for a sweet taste of this #latinxaf talk 👊🏽
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“I am a dance-and-change-maker. The term dance-and-change-making is my attempt to language the convergence of dance-making and change-making practices. I see it as an intentional approach to dance-making as a political process, one that can be mobilized towards personal and collective liberation, and an understanding of change-making as inherently movement-building, a process of organizing communities towards a shared goal and vision.
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What both practices have in common is movement. And dance has a lot to teach us about movement. Dance can potentially teach us how to find freedom within structure. How to negotiate honoring the needs of the individual with those of the collective. How to balance tradition and transformation. And, potentially, how to discover that none of these seeming binaries are at odds with each other. Because if we bring movement to them, their tension becomes malleable. They go from being stagnant dichotomies to being fluid interstices full of possibility.
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My practice of dance-and-change-making seeks to live in these interstices. It is a movement practice rooted in social and ancestral Latinx dances. A movement practice that locates these dances as fertile ground for choreographic inquiry. A movement of diasporic play. That flows between rhythm and silence, sacred and profane, politics and erotics. That generates valuable knowledge about how to be in the world. And that has a creative and symbiotic relationship with its politics— allowing the politics to ground the craft and the craft to further the politics. •
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Through performances, classes, and on-going organization alongside communities, I'm dedicated to instigating, supporting, and sustaining this vision.”
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BOOM ⚡️⚡️ #micdrop #feelingmyself #danceandchangemaker #MFA #dancerscholar #latinx #decolonizethebody #dancingdiaspora #decolonizeacademia 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

2019-07-17 22:14   142 23

 

Yesterday I presented one of the culminating requisites of my #MFA program in France, a 30-minute artist talk about my work. Never have I ever done anything like this... I FREAKING DID IT! Check out below for a sweet taste of this #latinxaf talk 👊🏽 • • • “I am a dance-and-change-maker. The term dance-and-change-making is my attempt to language the convergence of dance-making and change-making practices. I see it as an intentional approach to dance-making as a political process, one that can be mobilized towards personal and collective liberation, and an understanding of change-making as inherently movement-building, a process of organizing communities towards a shared goal and vision. • • What both practices have in common is movement. And dance has a lot to teach us about movement. Dance can potentially teach us how to find freedom within structure. How to negotiate honoring the needs of the individual with those of the collective. How to balance tradition and transformation. And, potentially, how to discover that none of these seeming binaries are at odds with each other. Because if we bring movement to them, their tension becomes malleable. They go from being stagnant dichotomies to being fluid interstices full of possibility. • • My practice of dance-and-change-making seeks to live in these interstices. It is a movement practice rooted in social and ancestral Latinx dances. A movement practice that locates these dances as fertile ground for choreographic inquiry. A movement of diasporic play. That flows between rhythm and silence, sacred and profane, politics and erotics. That generates valuable knowledge about how to be in the world. And that has a creative and symbiotic relationship with its politics— allowing the politics to ground the craft and the craft to further the politics. • • Through performances, classes, and on-going organization alongside communities, I'm dedicated to instigating, supporting, and sustaining this vision.” -Marina Magalhães • • • BOOM ⚡️⚡️ #micdrop #feelingmyself #danceandchangemaker #MFA #dancerscholar #latinx #decolonizethebody #dancingdiaspora #decolonizeacademia 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

Black⚡ Blue

2019-06-28 15:22   56 5

 

Black⚡ Blue

So guess where I’ll be for 1 glorious week in November?? This paradise... IN BALI ✨✨
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It really feels like a dream, that’s just starting to sink in because my plane tickets are now officially purchased (GAH!). I am beyond honored to share my love for healing moving practice, through yoga and dance, alongside the amazing @tatianazamir in the beautiful ancestral land of Bali, Indonesia. And the good news is... you get to join us!!! 💖💖
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Join us in paradise for a holistic healing arts retreat dedicated to uplifting womxn through the theraputic medicine of movement, sisterhood and self-care. We invite you to immerse yourself in Bali -- Land of the Gods – as we utilize sacred tools to bring healing to your mind, body and heart.
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What’s more is, there are several ways of making this trip viable! 1) there’s a savings code for $100 off your registration that ends June 26, 2) an early bird registration deadline that ends July 19, and 3) payment plans available! Truly, if this opportunity is calling to you but money feels like an obstacle, please reach out and we will do our best to make all of these support options come through for you! •
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Cannot wait to be with the 18 goddesses who will join us on this beautiful journey... Heal Her: Yoga, Dance and Healing Retreat in Bali Nov 3-9, 2019. Check out link in bio for more info (and some juicy sneak peaks of the retreat space in my IG story!) 🙏🏽💫
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2019-06-20 22:54   112 13

 

So guess where I’ll be for 1 glorious week in November This paradise... IN BALI ✨✨ • • It really feels like a dream, that’s just starting to sink in because my plane tickets are now officially purchased (GAH!). I am beyond honored to share my love for healing moving practice, through yoga and dance, alongside the amazing @tatianazamir in the beautiful ancestral land of Bali, Indonesia. And the good news is... you get to join us!!! 💖💖 • • Join us in paradise for a holistic healing arts retreat dedicated to uplifting womxn through the theraputic medicine of movement, sisterhood and self-care. We invite you to immerse yourself in Bali -- Land of the Gods – as we utilize sacred tools to bring healing to your mind, body and heart. • • What’s more is, there are several ways of making this trip viable! 1) there’s a savings code for $100 off your registration that ends June 26, 2) an early bird registration deadline that ends July 19, and 3) payment plans available! Truly, if this opportunity is calling to you but money feels like an obstacle, please reach out and we will do our best to make all of these support options come through for you! • • Cannot wait to be with the 18 goddesses who will join us on this beautiful journey... Heal Her: Yoga, Dance and Healing Retreat in Bali Nov 3-9, 2019. Check out link in bio for more info (and some juicy sneak peaks of the retreat space in my IG story!) 🙏🏽💫 • • #healher #healherretreat #bali #womxn #womxnofcolor #radicalselfcare #selfcare #yoga #dance #pocyoga #decolonizethebody #dancingdiaspora

Kati Hernandez leading Afro-Cuban Jam session at the iconic Ford Theaters -2018 (Stay tune for videos and photos 2019) Cuban choreographer and educator Kati Hernandez will take you on a high-energy journey through the dances and music of the Afro-Cuban diaspora. Live traditional percussion by Maestro Lazaro Galarraga and Bobby Wilmore will inspire you to get on your feet and move your body to the beat.

JAM Sessions are FREE participatory events centered around movement and music. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
 #repost #dancewithme 
 #afrocubandancewithkati @fordtheatres #jamsessions @kimbambula_cuban_dance #fordtheatres #afrocubandance #katihernandez_cubandance #foodformysoul #danceincommunity #cubandance #afrocuban #danceclass @musiccenterla @grandpark_la #entertainment #cubandanceteacher #dancingdiaspora #orichatherapy #dancelife #dancemagazine #foodformysoul #danceteacher #pdiddy #batadrums

2019-06-19 03:20   45 9

 

Kati Hernandez leading Afro-Cuban Jam session at the iconic Ford Theaters -2018 (Stay tune for videos and photos 2019) Cuban choreographer and educator Kati Hernandez will take you on a high-energy journey through the dances and music of the Afro-Cuban diaspora. Live traditional percussion by Maestro Lazaro Galarraga and Bobby Wilmore will inspire you to get on your feet and move your body to the beat. JAM Sessions are FREE participatory events centered around movement and music. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. All ages and skill levels are welcome. #repost #dancewithme #afrocubandancewithkati @fordtheatres #jamsessions @kimbambula_cuban_dance #fordtheatres #afrocubandance #katihernandez_cubandance #foodformysoul #danceincommunity #cubandance #afrocuban #danceclass @musiccenterla @grandpark_la #entertainment #cubandanceteacher #dancingdiaspora #orichatherapy #dancelife #dancemagazine #foodformysoul #danceteacher #pdiddy #batadrums

We got the California Arts Council Grant!!! 🥳🥳 That means #DancingDiaspora community class will continue on for YEAR 3 completely and absolutely #FREE to the community!!! The radical joy you see in these photos will continue on in all its power and glory 🔥🔥 AND we have some exciting new surprises in store for you this year... more to come soon!! Huge thank you to @pieterperformancespace for this incredible partnership, @calartscouncil for the on-going support, and @bobgsnapshots for these stunning photos of #DancingDiasporaFestival 🙏🏽💛 Save the date Sept 19 for Fall season of Dancing Diaspora community class 🙌🏽💃🏽

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We got the California Arts Council Grant!!! 🥳🥳 That means #DancingDiaspora community class will continue on for YEAR 3 completely and absolutely #FREE to the community!!! The radical joy you see in these photos will continue on in all its power and glory 🔥🔥 AND we have some exciting new surprises in store for you this year... more to come soon!! Huge thank you to @pieterperformancespace for this incredible partnership, @calartscouncil for the on-going support, and @bobgsnapshots for these stunning photos of #DancingDiasporaFestival 🙏🏽💛 Save the date Sept 19 for Fall season of Dancing Diaspora community class 🙌🏽💃🏽

Still feeling the high from #DancingDiasporaFestival ⚡️⚡️ •
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In 48 hours I embark on a big journey, a 3-month trip to Europe where I will be completing my MFA Dance program, presenting my Thesis projects, and taking a MUCH-deserved vacation with my dear husband. •
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Oh, and did I mention it’s my birthday in 5 days??? I’m in a deep space of reflection, feeling so much gratitude for this past year around the sun, one that saw the (explosive!) growth of the #DancingDiaspora community and its latest iteration in the first-ever Dancing Diaspora Festival.
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I mean, look at these humans in these photos!!!! Aren’t they some of the most beautiful creatures you’ve ever seen?? There’s just this aura around everyone in these images, one of profound joy, freedom and assertion. They say “I am here. In this body. And this body is sacred.” •
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Onward and forward minha gente!!! See you on the other side of summer LA ✌🏽💋 •
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 #decolonizethebody #dancerscholar #choreographer #danceandchangemaker #mfa #latinx #diasporicdance #dance #diaspora

2019-06-11 02:54   199 24

 

Still feeling the high from #DancingDiasporaFestival ⚡️⚡️ • • In 48 hours I embark on a big journey, a 3-month trip to Europe where I will be completing my MFA Dance program, presenting my Thesis projects, and taking a MUCH-deserved vacation with my dear husband. • • Oh, and did I mention it’s my birthday in 5 days I’m in a deep space of reflection, feeling so much gratitude for this past year around the sun, one that saw the (explosive!) growth of the #DancingDiaspora community and its latest iteration in the first-ever Dancing Diaspora Festival. • • I mean, look at these humans in these photos!!!! Aren’t they some of the most beautiful creatures you’ve ever seen There’s just this aura around everyone in these images, one of profound joy, freedom and assertion. They say “I am here. In this body. And this body is sacred.” • • Thank you to each of the teachers, performers, panelists, and students who are shining through these photos and who came to the festival. • • HUGE thank you to my querido marido @bobgsnapshots for capturing these photos as only he could have done. • • Onward and forward minha gente!!! See you on the other side of summer LA ✌🏽💋 • • #decolonizethebody #dancerscholar #choreographer #danceandchangemaker #mfa #latinx #diasporicdance #dance #diaspora

Mother daughter dance 💕 #tbt to when my mama came to #DancingDiaspora class last week... it was so special having her there! and when I saw her killing this one barra vento step across the floor, I had to make her do it with me just the two of us 🥰🥰 O samba mora na veia... te amo mami!! No Dancing Diaspora class tonight my loves, see you when I get back in September! 🙌🏽💃🏽 #igetitfrommymomma #likemotherlikedaughter #sambanaveia #throwbackthursday #diasporicdance #diaspora #samba #latinx #ladance #ladanceclass #freeclass #danceclass gracias @communitypartera for capturing this beautiful moment!

2019-06-06 21:13   161 29

 

Mother daughter dance 💕 #tbt to when my mama came to #DancingDiaspora class last week... it was so special having her there! and when I saw her killing this one barra vento step across the floor, I had to make her do it with me just the two of us 🥰🥰 O samba mora na veia... te amo mami!! No Dancing Diaspora class tonight my loves, see you when I get back in September! 🙌🏽💃🏽 #igetitfrommymomma #likemotherlikedaughter #sambanaveia #throwbackthursday #diasporicdance #diaspora #samba #latinx #ladance #ladanceclass #freeclass #danceclass gracias @communitypartera for capturing this beautiful moment!

I am at a loss for words about the #DancingDiasporaFestival ... ✨✨ •
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Recently in my work I’ve been asking myself, how can I cultivate my artistic vision in a way that brings others along with me? That creates space for each of us to tell our own stories? At the festival MissFunk said that was what the festival for her was all about, each of us being able to tell our own stories through movement. I couldn’t agree more. •
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I put together my dream line up of artists— some of my first mentors ( @anamariaalvarezct @missfunk79 ), visionary elders (@lindayudin @verapassos3 ), brilliant artist-scholars (@ladychuva @def_artinmotion ), ferocious teachers (@rachelhernandezdance @katihernandez_cubandance ), awe-inspiring performers (@tatianazamir @primerageneraciondance @soynalgona ), forever sidekick (@mrsalligray ), and dearest of collaborators (@siempre_floreciendo ). All 15 of you blew me away and shined so brilliantly in your spaces!! I lost track of the amount of times people came up to me throughout the weekend to thank me for this space, but truly, it wouldn’t have been possible without you. •
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For me, that’s what Dancing Diaspora is all about at the end of the day. Celebrating the vibrancy and resiliency of our diasporic cultures, rooted in African, indigenous and Latinx traditions, embodied through the diverse diasporic community we are a part of. •
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Being from Brazil based in the US means that I’m conjuring up homeland over and over again through my body, understanding belonging as something that it is generated from the inside out. So many of us (have to) do this— as immigrants, undocumented people, people of color, and queer people. •
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I hope that the festival this weekend, and the #DancingDiaspora community class each week, conjured up this home-space para todxs. 
You belong in your body, your body belongs in this terra. ⚡️⚡️ •
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Special thanks to all 30+ artists— performers, teachers, speakers, musicians, photographers, videographers, DJ— and the amazing staff at @pieterperformancespace especially @dorothy_jeanne & @naiamcd •
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For now, #DancingDiaspora is going on break! We’ll be back in September, more info to come 🙌🏽💃🏽
• 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

2019-06-04 22:50   189 16

 

I am at a loss for words about the #DancingDiasporaFestival ... ✨✨ • • Recently in my work I’ve been asking myself, how can I cultivate my artistic vision in a way that brings others along with me That creates space for each of us to tell our own stories At the festival MissFunk said that was what the festival for her was all about, each of us being able to tell our own stories through movement. I couldn’t agree more. • • I put together my dream line up of artists— some of my first mentors ( @anamariaalvarezct @missfunk79 ), visionary elders (@lindayudin @verapassos3 ), brilliant artist-scholars (@ladychuva @def_artinmotion ), ferocious teachers (@rachelhernandezdance @katihernandez_cubandance ), awe-inspiring performers (@tatianazamir @primerageneraciondance @soynalgona ), forever sidekick (@mrsalligray ), and dearest of collaborators (@siempre_floreciendo ). All 15 of you blew me away and shined so brilliantly in your spaces!! I lost track of the amount of times people came up to me throughout the weekend to thank me for this space, but truly, it wouldn’t have been possible without you. • • For me, that’s what Dancing Diaspora is all about at the end of the day. Celebrating the vibrancy and resiliency of our diasporic cultures, rooted in African, indigenous and Latinx traditions, embodied through the diverse diasporic community we are a part of. • • Being from Brazil based in the US means that I’m conjuring up homeland over and over again through my body, understanding belonging as something that it is generated from the inside out. So many of us (have to) do this— as immigrants, undocumented people, people of color, and queer people. • • I hope that the festival this weekend, and the #DancingDiaspora community class each week, conjured up this home-space para todxs. You belong in your body, your body belongs in this terra. ⚡️⚡️ • • Special thanks to all 30+ artists— performers, teachers, speakers, musicians, photographers, videographers, DJ— and the amazing staff at @pieterperformancespace especially @dorothy_jeanne & @naiamcd • • For now, #DancingDiaspora is going on break! We’ll be back in September, more info to come 🙌🏽💃🏽 • 📸 by @bobgsnapshots

🌹Thank you so much to everyone who made it out to the Dancing Diaspora Festival over the weekend! It was the perfect close to another powerful season of DD led by @marinamagalicious ♥️ We are so thankful to our community for helping make this program feel so special to everyone involved! #dancingdiaspora #dcagrantee 
@calartscouncil , @culture_la , @lacountyarts

2019-06-03 18:56   60 4

 

🌹Thank you so much to everyone who made it out to the Dancing Diaspora Festival over the weekend! It was the perfect close to another powerful season of DD led by @marinamagalicious ♥️ We are so thankful to our community for helping make this program feel so special to everyone involved! #dancingdiaspora #dcagrantee @calartscouncil , @culture_la , @lacountyarts

 #liberatorypraxis #decolonizethebody #honestbodies #practicingfreedom #poetryinmotion #dança #dancingdiaspora #dancingdiasporafestival #radicaljoy

@pieterperformancespace is the site of many of my experiences of healing, hope, and freedom. that wood floor supports miraculous moments like honest and vulnerable community conversations with @genderjusticela and free afro-latinx #dancingdiaspora classes with @marinamagalicious. i am so grateful for that space, for everyone whose seen and unseen labor makes it possible. on tongva land, in a city founded by afro-mexicans where #therentistoodamnhigh and gentrification continues colonization, pieter is an oasis. i'm just too grateful for words. [first photo: an altar with photos of ancestors, sunflowers, sister outsider by gamba adisa (audre lorde), borderlands/la frontera: the new mestiza by gloria anzaldúa, icons and an ileke for Ọṣun above a white bowl of water. second photo: "It's yours. You want to dance -- dance in the street. You don't need to buy it back." -- Diggers]

2019-06-03 05:45   24 1

 

#liberatorypraxis #decolonizethebody #honestbodies #practicingfreedom #poetryinmotion #dança #dancingdiaspora #dancingdiasporafestival #radicaljoy @pieterperformancespace is the site of many of my experiences of healing, hope, and freedom. that wood floor supports miraculous moments like honest and vulnerable community conversations with @genderjusticela and free afro-latinx #dancingdiaspora classes with @marinamagalicious. i am so grateful for that space, for everyone whose seen and unseen labor makes it possible. on tongva land, in a city founded by afro-mexicans where #therentistoodamnhigh and gentrification continues colonization, pieter is an oasis. i'm just too grateful for words. [first photo: an altar with photos of ancestors, sunflowers, sister outsider by gamba adisa (audre lorde), borderlands/la frontera: the new mestiza by gloria anzaldúa, icons and an ileke for Ọṣun above a white bowl of water. second photo: "It's yours. You want to dance -- dance in the street. You don't need to buy it back." -- Diggers]