For information on MetaMovements' weekly classes and Cultural Connections trips to Cuba, go to www.metamovements.com!
UPCOMING EVENTS HOSTED BY METAMOVEMENTS!
FRIDAY NOV 3rd and SATURDAY NOV 4th - #ConnectionThroughProjection: Cuba Comes to Illuminus Boston Festival!
MetaMovements’ #ConnectionThroughProjection at the Illuminus Festival in Boston connects us to dancers in Cuba! Inspired by our cultural exchanges and people-to-people trips, MetaMovements brings a part of Cuba to Illuminus through audience engagement and projection! This event is FREE!
It's a Latin dance party on the street! Chosen to be featured at Illuminus Boston 2017 by a panelist of artists and entrepreneurs, MetaMovements' "Connection Through Projection" will provide participants with a glimpse of Cuba through video projection as professional dancers on the island lead us in "Timba Dance Lines" from the streets of Havana! Join in the fun and follow along, learning traditional Cuban steps from styles like Rumba, Mambo, Afro-Cuban, and more, all fused into today's "Cuban Salsa" (aka "Timba"). A variety of music will be played including but not limited to Salsa, Timba, Hip Hop, House, Dance Hall, Reggaeton, Timbaton and MORE! Let’s get moving together on the streets of Boston like they do in Havana, Cuba!
When: November 3rd & November 4th, 6pm-11pm
Where: 449 Washington Street, Downtown Boston between Forever 21 & Macy's
Cost: FREE and all ages
November 19th and December 16th: MetaMovements presents workshops at the Dance Complex!
Regardless of the style of Salsa you dance, everything you will learn in these workshops can be integrated into your styling and partnerwork!
Lead by Anara Frank and Lady Pabon, our full afternoon of workshops on two different days is open to all ages and all dance levels (previous experience not required and no partners required). Choose to participate in one or all of the workshops! Packages available (listed below)...
November 19th Workshop Schedule:
12:30pm - Cuban Contemporary Technique
1:30pm - Cuban Movement
2:30pm - Footwork & Musicality (for a variety of Salsa styles)
3:30pm - Styling & Shines (for a variety of Salsa styles)
December 16th Workshop Schedule:
10:15am: Cuban Contemporary Concepts;
11am Cuban Contemporary Techniques
12pm - Dance In Cuba: A MultiMedia Presentation (FREE!)
1pm - Partnerwork & Connection
2pm- Havana style partnerwork
3pm - Rueda Patterns from Havana
Workshops with Anara are designed for experienced dancers from one or more of the following genres (contemporary, salsa, casino, latin, jazz, afro-caribbean) to bring new inspiration and professional development through new techniques, exercises and movements. Lady has designed a special section for people who are beginners or are newer to the dance style, and like to learn in a fun environment with personal attention.
Drop in prices available:
$15 for the 1st workshop
$12 each additional workshop
$30 pre-reg for the full Nov workshop day
$40 pre-reg for Dec workshop full day
$60 for Nov & Dec all day workshops package
LOCATION: Dance Complex, Central Square, 536 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
Anara is the founder of MetaMovements Latin Dance Company, and is well-known for developing extraordinary dancers in short periods of time. In the mid-90s, she co-founded Encendida, a latin dance performance company in the Boston area as part of JAMNASTICS, Inc, which became the training ground for many popular teachers and performers of today. As a Salsa Instructor, she has taught in Europe, Asia & the Caribbean, and is internationally recognized for her vast repertoire of drills, technique, her innovations in choreography, and a gifted sense of physical movement that fuels her ability to help dancers and non dancers of every level achieve their goals. Her work is continuously inspired by the many cultural exchanges and people-to-people trips to Cuba which she has been leading or consulting on, in collaboration with artists in both the U.S and on the island, for over 15 years (www.voyagetocuba.com).
Lady (aka Eli), an Artist Collective Member of MetaMovements, is a multi-talented Dancer, Singer, Lyricist, Instructor/Educator and Percussionist. Born and raised in Boston to a family of performers and educators she grew up learning the importance of music and dance in health, education and community building. She learned to play percussion instruments, sing and dance Bomba, Plena, Hip Hop and Salsa, amongst other traditional, folkloric and modern genres from a young age. Today, she shares her experiences and love through teaching dance, percussion and song to others, as well as performing and producing arts programming and events locally, nationally and internationally. Throughout the years she has developed varying strategies for student engagement based on age, level and environment. At present she is the Manager of Arts & Education for MetaMovements coordinating events, classes and workshops in the Greater Boston area.
Together with support from a team of fierce artists entrepreneurs, Anara and Lady combine their efforts to lead Cubanizate!, a one-of-a-kind program in which dancers from Cuba & the US train simultaneously-- opening the doors for cultural exchange and community-building across borders in a way that’s never happened before. As part of this program, students and instructors in both countries share their knowledge and culture, providing exceptional learning opportunities for all involved. These workshops at the Dance Complex are an extension of Cubanizate!
Salsa In The Parks & Salsa Outdoor Parties throughout Massachusetts!!!
EVery summer we have various Salsa In The Park events throughout Massachusetts coordinated in part by our Youth Arts Ambassadors in partnership with various dancers, agencies, organizations and funders! Stay tuned for more information! Locations include Lowell, Cambridge and Somerville!
JOIN OUR TEAM!!! Help us run our events in a variety of ways! Interested in joining our team of Volunteers? Sign up today here!
Become a 2018 Salsa In The Park Sponsor and/or Vendor! Reach thousands of people this summer by advertising through and at Salsa In The Park or having a resource/promotional table at our weekly events! For more information visit our Sponsor & Donate page!
SUPPORT 2018 Salsa in the Park programming (weekly outdoor parties, free dance and percussion classes for children, youth and elders, etc.) by encouraging your friends to donate and help connect us with those who may lead to a sponsorship! To safely donate online you can use www.metamovements.com/paypal, we also accept checks, and cash! Donate Today! Contact us for more information!
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