What a fabulous show! Enjoy the photos! Dancers from the show Dance Out of Africa are granted a limited license to use these photos as follows: You may download an image for your own use on social media free of charge. You may not delete, crop, or alter any photo in any way. Any attempt to remove the watermark that identifies Alice Gebura as the photographer is a violation of this license. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved. For any other use of these photos, you must request an additional license from the photographer, Alice Gebura, whom you can contact via email or phone. For contact information, see the column to the right.
Chini is from Matanzas, Cuba and is now dancing and teaching in Minneapolis, MN. We love having Chini here! I took these photos at Chini's new dance studio in the uptown area. More »
“Santeria is a danced religion because dancing expresses the fundamental dynamism of the life force. Words cannot express the mystery. The world is a dance. Its meaning lies in its constant movement. The dance is the expression of this mystery.” Santeria: African Spirits in America by Joseph M. Murphy The tradition of Afro-Cuban dance goes way, way back in history. It's rooted in the dance and drum traditions of the Yoruba in Africa which were brought to Cuba via the slave trade. Facial expressions are part of the movements that relate to mythology, ancestors, and storytelling and are accompanied by drumming and singing. I am so very thankful to Rene and the dancers for providing the opportunity to photograph them. More »