Posts Tagged "dance"

Lam LaKiz: African Solo Dance Interview

Lam LaKiz: African Solo Dance Interview

I met Lam at my first festival in Australia: July 2015’s Australian Kizomba Festival in Melbourne. He was hard to miss, what with his brilliant white smile, frequent shouts of “OPA!” and this amazing performance: Note: I couldn’t find a video from that festival but this show is substantially similar. Our friendship grew as I continued to catch Lam at…read more →

New Interview Series: Solo African Dance

New Interview Series: Solo African Dance

If you caught my most recent article on Latin Dance Community, you know that I’ve had a growing enthusiasm for solo African dances in the last few years. Kuduro and Afro House came into the picture for me early on in my kizomba dancing, and I’ve since tried Afrobeats, azonto, coupé décalé, ndombolo, soukous, and various classes just labeled “West…read more →

Antarctic Kizomba

Antarctic Kizomba

This January I embarked on a trip I’d been planning for years: a cruise from Chile to various places in Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Although I managed to get sick, and then seasick on top of that, it was still an incredible trip. Being on the Antarctic continent feels like being on another planet. The landscape is dramatic and…read more →

Fresh Switch Dance Collab in Central Park

Fresh Switch Dance Collab in Central Park

I was back in NYC for a week and went out to my favorite standby social, Kizomba After Work with David Campos at Kana Tapas Bar. “Have you met Litzi?” David asked me. Litzi Bejarano is a kizomba teacher from Cancùn who found kizomba through the Latin scene. Like me, she started with limited opportunities for learning, but was seriously…read more →