Tenenfig Dioubate

Tenenfig Dioubate is one of a celebrated group of women teaching West African dance in the United States today. She sat down with M. Soledad Sklate and shared the stories behind how she came to dance, and how she made her way here from Guinea.  Tenenfig teaches West African dance on Fridays from 6:00-7:30pm and Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm. [...]

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Francine Ott

  Francine Ott shares the personal stories behind how she become a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She teaches Contemporary Hip Hop Fusion for adults on Saturdays from 2:00-3:00pm, and Absolute Beginner Workshops in Hip Hop during the Month of May on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30pm (except for May 25) .  Article by M. Soledad Sklate. Q: How and [...]

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First Anniversary & Full Moon Celebration

Our first birthday was a blast! M. Soledad Sklate was one of the many partygoers at Cumbe's First Anniversary Party & Full Moon Celebration on January 26, 2013, and recaps this special night. Article by M. Soledad Sklate Cumbe’s First Anniversary & Full Moon Celebration on January 26, 2013 began with a studio packed with [...]

La Mora

M. Soledad Sklate interviewed Danys “La Mora” Pérez - a master of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance from Santiago de Cuba - about her teaching philosophy, the history of Afro-Cuban culture, and her workshop at Cumbe. La Mora is teaching an Afro-Cuban Dance and Percussion Workshop with master percussionist Roman Díaz on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 3:00-6:00pm ($20). Interview by [...]

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Daniel Fetecua

M. Soledad Sklate interviewed Daniel Fetecua - choreographer, dancer, and founder of Pajarillo Pinta’o - about the African influence in Colombia and his upcoming special workshops at Cumbe. Daniel is teaching two Cumbia y Fandangos! workshops on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5:30-7:00pm, and Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3:30-5:00pm ($15 each). Interview by M. Soledad Sklate [...]

Penny Godboldo

Certified Dunham instructor Penny Godboldo talks about what it was like to take class with dance pioneer Katherine Dunham, and her new Dunham workshop at Cumbe. Katherine Dunham Technique is a cornerstone of African and diaspora dance, and Penny is one of the few instructors who worked closely with Katherine herself. Penny will be teaching [...]

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