Roots of Rumba at Trinity Centre on Friday 6th July 2018Posted on: 05 Jul 2018
Get ready to rumba at Trinity Centre this Friday 6th July 2018 for a feast of Urban, African and Latin dance theatre and culture when the Roots of Rumba is unleashed at the venue.
Hitting Bristol as part of a five-city tour, the groundbreaking festival is a direct response to expose the dance forms to more mainstream audiences, providing a unique showcase for Afro-Latin theatre.
There will also be two free Rumba and Samba introductory workshops taught by Ella Mesma between 6pm and 7.45pm. Ella is, in fact, the inspiration behind it all, herself being an award-winning dancer and choreographer who has curated events for a variety of prestigious arts organisations such as Sadler's Wells, as well as presenting work at venues and festivals such as Breakin' Convention, Casa Latin American Festival and Dance City.
Roots of Rumba, which actually began in 2013, will this year present three incredible artists from across the UK - two local, one international, representing a divergence and mix of genres, generations and styles that will wow and captivate you with the incredible movements, style and passion of the African diaspora.
Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) and be snapped up here.
Trinity Centre is located at Trinity Road, Bristol, BS2 0NW. Tel. 0117 935 1200
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