Sat, Nov 19|
Carnival Cross Fête! Fall 2022 Carnival Dance Fusion
Who said getting fit couldn't be fun? Welcome to SocaFit!, an energetic, heart-pumping, musical joyride that moves to the sounds of soca, samba, hip-hop, and house!
Time & Location
Nov 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Agency Oakland, 2150 Livingston St, Oakland, CA 94606, USA
About the event
Carnival is an annual, worldwide celebration of arts and culture rooted in African Diasporic resistance and storytelling through performance and pageantry. While “playin’ mas’” (a Trinidadian expression for the art of the masquerade) has origins in the European pre-Lenten tradition, the transformation of the individual through costume, music, and movement operates from a distinctly African experience. This class provides beginning and intermediate-level instruction in Carnival Fusion Dance technique and choreography by focusing on the music and dances of the three largest and oldest Carnival celebrations in the Western Hemisphere: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, and New Orleans, U.S.A.