Faculty Profile La Mora

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Salvatore Capezio Theater
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(3-month and 6-month)
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  • African Based
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  • Ballet
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  • Body Conditioning
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  • Contemporary
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  • Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
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  • Jazz/Theater
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  • Limon
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  • Tap
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  • Martial Arts
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  • Modern
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  • Salsa
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  • Yoga
     La Mora

    Afro Cuban



    Open Level
    Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm



    Bio



    Originally from Santiago de Cuba, Danys "La Mora" Pérez Prades is an internationally renowned master of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance. Pérez is an expert dancer, teacher, dance ethnologist and choreographer specializing in all the unique styles of Afro-Cuban Culture and of her native region of the Oriente province in Eastern Cuba, a region whose cultural richness is attributable to its infusion of Afro-Haitian influences to an already vibrant Afro-Cuban context. Pérez began her dance training at an early age with Afro-Cuban and Afro-Haitian dance ensembles. At 13, she was asked to join the renowned national folkloric ballet company, Cutumba, with which she toured internationally with the company for 18 years.

    In 1996, She was sponsored and invited from Cuba With a sponsor letter of invitation from Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre, to teach at the school. She has since than taught at The Ailey Extension program and at Cumbe African & Diaspora Dance & Drum, Humboldt University in California, Brown University, Cornell University and other prestigious institutions.

                    Week of: Mar 30, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020
    African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Times Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    6:00PM - 7:30PM         Open Afro Cuban
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