Dance Workshop

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    • Dance Workshop at Bancroft Street Market – 2702 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
      • Salsa Choque – Afro-Colombian urban dance form based on Salsa dance in dialogue with the hip hop universe. It’s so popular that even the Colombian soccer team celebrates dancing it after scoring a goal. For all ages and wide range of abilities. Led by Sankofa Danzafro instructors – Yndira Perea, Camilo Perlaza, Feliciano Blandón.

About Sankofa Danzafro:
Showcasing powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live music and singing, Colombian dance troupe Sankofa Danzafro presents “Accommodating Lie,” a full-length work by Rafael Palacios which seeks to dismantle stereotypes and beliefs about and around the black body and what it means to be of African descent.  

In a series of emotional solos and duets, seven Sankofa dancers embody decades of slavery, racism and the “exotic” label western colonizing culture has assigned to black bodies.

Sankofa means “to go back to the roots”; more than a word, it is an African philosophy that proposes knowing the past as a condition for understanding the present and being able to measure the future. 

Through their performances, Sankofa Danzafro reaffirms the need for self-representation of Afro-descendant communities, rewriting history from the perspective of colonized Colombians.