West African Dance! March 9 ONLY
Time & Location
About The Event
This is for March 9 from 7pm-8:30pm only (not entire 4-week series). Includes dance instruction and immersion into culture/history. Last two sessions will be accompanied by West African Drummers. Renew yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually!
ABOUT YOUR DANCERS:
Heather Mitchell is an African Diasporic Dance performing artist and choreographer in the Kalamazoo community for over 12 years. She continues to perform with Rootead Dance Company formally known as Dunuya Drum and Dance. Her work also includes Choreography at Western Michigan University (Oedipus, and Ruined), Kalamazoo College (In the Heights), Portage North Middle School (The Lion King and Aladdin), Teaching Artist with Education for the Arts, as well as several collaborations including Women Empowering Women, Freedom Schools, Caring Network, Wellspring Cory Terry and Dancers, and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. As a dance artist, Heather has facilitated numerous workshops and classes that sought to connect people of various backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and abilities to the cultural knowledge, pure joy, and sense of community that African Diasporic dance brings. She believes that dance is the language of the spirit and is meant to be shared with her community!
Kama Tai Mitchell is a healer, mama, yogi, doula and dancer. She has spent most of her life claiming and sharing body awareness. A practitioner and teacher of Para Yoga, Kama has also had numerous trainings with many master dance teachers of the African Diaspora. Currently working toward birth doula certification with DONA International, she encourages women to own their bodies and their birth experience. Kama is a strong activist in birth justice, racial equality and mental health awareness. She co-founded and is co-executive director of the nonprofit Rootead, which supports women of color, especially mothers. She is certified in belly binding through the Zulu Birth Project and has training in reflexology and massage. Kama loves nature (especially the ocean), babies and all forms of art.
- West African Dance MARCH 9$30$300$0