You too can debka

On Sunday, June 8, in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn Arts Council Folk Arts presents free Folk Feet dance workshops. This year’s theme is Earth Stomping Dance Traditions, including:

  • Juxtapower: gum boot and Zulu traditional warrior dance
  • Our Lady of Lebanon troupe: Lebanese-style debka line dance
  • Najma Ayashah: Indian kathak dance
  • Alberto Gonzalez and Conjunto Nuevo Milenio: Panama’s cumbia atravesada with zapateo 

The program runs from 3 to 5 pm, and includes demonstrations and lessons. The rain date is July 13.

BAC’s Folk Feet program is dedicated to supporting the work of traditional dancers in Brooklyn. They’ve identified 180 traditional dancers or dance groups in Brooklyn alone, and it’s possible to arrange workshops with many of them.

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