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Ella Mesma presents

Roots of Rumba - Joint Ticket (Day & Evening)

Saturday 15 September
Venue 2
From £12.00
to £15.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

Roots of Rumba tours five UK cities between July and September, culminating in the finale show of the tour here at Rich Mix on 15 September. Roots of Rumba (established 2013 at Rich Mix) is a platform for artists to present Dance Theatre with dances of the African Diaspora at the heart.

This year, Roots of Rumba has toured with some amazing national and international acts as well as local representation. Of different generations and genres within the diaspora, artists will be presenting very different work from finished pieces, extracts and works in progress that truly showcases the potential and scope of Diaspora Dance Theatre!

During the daytime there will be workshops, mastercalsses and discussions/lectures, and in the evenings, there will be performances and an after party with music by internationally acclaimed DJ Lubi

With elements from Rumba, Kizomba, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, House to Hip Hop,  it is no surprise that the workshops and dance performances are powerful, challenging and breath-taking.

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Things you should know

The workshops and performance are suitable for ages 14+


10.00 – 11.00 Samba Masterclass with Orquidea Lima Felgueiras

11.00-12.30 Ella Mesma Company Workshop

12.30- 14.00 Rumba Masterclass with Luanda Pau

14.00-15.00 Lunchtime Talk: The Roots of Samba with Xavier Osmir (Pay as you feel: Speakers will be dedicating their time to give you a historic talk: Bring your lunch and your questions)(Limited to 18 participants on a first come first served basis)

15.00- 16.30 Orisha Masterclass with Miguel Gonzalez

16.30- 17.30 Kizomba Connection Class with Iris De Brito

A maximum of 30 participants p/workshop (except The Roots of Samba)

This event is wheelchair accessible.