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#Dance – #RootsofRumba – #FromRumba to #HipHop @ #RichMix

April 6, 2016

Roots of Rumba, Ella Jade, Rich Mix

The first Contemporary Latin Dance Theatre Platform of its kind, a third year will establish Roots of Rumba as an annual event, shining a spotlight on the wealth of activity happening in the Latin dance sector.

Roots of Rumba (From Rumba to Hip Hop) will happen on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April 7.30pm 2016

On Saturday 9th April there will also be an afterparty till 1am with music from International superstar Lubi Jovanovic II (Lubi Jovanovic) (one of the UK’s best known salsa and Latin music DJs both at home and abroad).

In 2014 Element Arts established ‘Roots of Rumba’ an evening of Latin Dance Theatre held at Richmix. The event selects fantastic theatrical Latin Dance performances with a goal to share our passion for Latin dance styles, showcase some of the best talent in the UK and put Latin Dance onto the stage.

In 2015 “Roots of Rumba’ was sold out, and this year sees the event expand over two days.

Roots of Rumba, Ella Jade, Rich Mix, 1

This years acts:


Tierra Morena – Danza afrolatina – Danza afrolatina (Sweden) (Afro Raices)

Luanda Pau Baquero (Cuba/France) (Retro Rumba)

Anna Alvarez (Chi’si)

Incendium Dance Company (Equilibrium)

Pexava Dance (featuring Shelley Cook de Prado) (Algo Contigo & Abran Paso)

Ella Mesma Company (Ajé (Orixas))


Myriam Gadri of INNO’Artists (NYC) (Perdue)

House of Salsin (featuring Erika Vanessa Gil) (Salsin)

Ella Mesma Company (Ladylike)

Yuvel Soria (Retratos)

Modelo Aneta Zwierzyńska (Take Me Oya)

East London Capoeira (featuring Simon Atkinson and Ponciano Poncianinho) (CapoRumba)

Workshops include:

11am – 12pm / Contemporary Latin (Ella Mesma)

12.30pm – 1.30pm / Afro Cuban/Orishas (Miguel Gonzalez)

2pm – 3pm / Contemporary Capoeira (Ponciano Almeida)

3.30pm – 4.30pm / Samba House (Michela Di Felice)

4.30pm – 5.30pm / Rumba (Luanda Pau)

Workshop costs: £12 per class or £45 for all 5, which includes joint performance and after-party ticket for the Saturday night.

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Courtesy of ‘The Thinker

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