Classes

African Dance Workshop

 
 
Mon, May 26, 2014
  • 12PM
 
LOCATION:
Mark Morris Dance Center
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
ALL TICKETS:  $12
 
 
 
Visit mmdg.org/school or call 718-624-8400 for details. Pre-registration is recommended. 
 
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This class gives dancers the rare opportunity to learn merina, a Malagasy style of dance and music, from DanceAfrica Artistic Director Baba Chuck Davis and dancers from this year’s visiting company Bakomanga.

Merina is distinctive for women and men. The female dances are soft and harmonious, with hand movements called latsitanana and shoulder movements called dihisoroka and sao dia mipika, while the male dances express strength, using leg movements that imitate the gestures of a traditional sport called diamanga.

For intermediate to advanced dancers. Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.