DANCE CLASS: HERITAGE IN MOTION – FROM THE SOUL TO THE DANCE FLOOR

DANCE CLASS: HERITAGE IN MOTION – FROM THE SOUL TO THE DANCE FLOOR

WITH RAUL ORLANDO EDWARDS & REINALDO COSTA

Heritage in Motion is a performative workshop series that allows participants to experience the richness that is the Latin diaspora through the lenses of dance and movement. From the Soul to the Dance Floor is the second event of this four-part program. Led by Raul Orlando Edwards and Reinaldo Costa of Strictly Street Salsa, participants will engage in a percussive and uplifting class, guided by fundamental movements related to religious music and dances. From the Soul to the Dance Floor will illustrate how particular spiritual movements have influenced popular dance and culture.

This event is free and open to the public. No experience required. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for freedom of movement. The class is approximately 2 hours.

Raul Orlando Edwards is the Executive Director for Arts of Tolerance at Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Studies. He is also the creative entrepreneur behind Strictly Street Salsa, FLAMART (Featuring Latin American Music and Art), and Houston’s Afro-Latin Festival

Reinaldo Costa is a dancer and teacher who works closely with Edwards at Strictly Street Salsa and with the Afro-Latin Festival. He has studied and performed across North America, including Cuba and Mexico.

Heritage in Motion is presented in conjunction with the curatorial project Collective Presence, on view through April 14, 2019.

Heritage in Motion Schedule:

Friday, March 1, 6-8 PM
Dance Class: Heritage in Motion: Not So Equal with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa

Friday, March 22, 6-8 PM
Dance Class: Heritage in Motion: From the Soul to the Dance Floor with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa

Saturday, April 6, 6-8 PM
Performance Lecture: Heritage in Motion: Salsa—A Tale of Discovery, Blood, Rhythm & Identity with Raul Edwards and Reinaldo Costa

Friday, April 12, 6-8 PM
Dance Class: Heritage in Motion: Que Viva la Salsa! with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa