2017 What will the Fourth Year Bring?
In 2017, we continue our standing programs, our community and dancer development projects and we also focus on collaborating with other community organizations, developing as a non-profit and supporting Cultural Artists in New Orleans. Stay tuned to see how that unfolds.
April 1, 2017 A Wandering Wheel Dancers came together along side of the World Rhythms festival in Louis Armstrong Park to enjoy the sun and Spring weather. They moved throughout the park dancing and talking to curious passerbys about Cuban dance and Rueda de Casino.
March 18, 2017 A Hot Night of Cuban Music & Dancing What started as a one time performance of a tribute to Celia Cruz has now become New Orleans' newest Latin music sensation, Muevelo! That means "Move It" in Spanish. Lead singer Margie Perez and saxophonist Brent Rose lead a talented ensemble of musicians and vocalists that takes you on a musical journey to Cuba. Dancers wanted!
February 17, 2017 New Orleans represented at the largest Cuban dance festival in the US. We hosted a Southern mixer for Cuban dance groups in the South (plus a few, including Rumbanana!). 4 days of workshops, 3 nights of dancing, 2 mishaps, 1 Rueda Toast and 0 sleep. We survived!
The Rueda Jazz Project
January 28, 2017 A showcase of Cuban and Louisiana Afro-Creole dance at its roots. The first exhibit from The Rueda Jazz Project with Bookoo Rueda, choreographed by Marissa “MoeJoe” Joseph with special guest, Kalindah Laveaux