Australia’s Dance Nomad ‘Angela Canalese’ once agin found herself following a bunch of exciting characters through the streets of NYC to find out for us what exactly is this ‘LiteFeet’ dance all about?
On my recent visit to LA i was able to jump into some chicago Footwork classes with King Charles, i also had the opportunity to ask him a little more about the dance style, its origins, where it’s from and where its going.
I was honored to judge the recent Bonnie and Clyde event held at Dancekool Studio in Sydney, organized by Sydney veteran Darrio Phillips.
The event drew an awesome crowd and the battles were intense, Congratulations to the winners Poppinyon Choi and Keanu Wardana
What was the idea behind creating the Bonnie & Clyde event?
The idea was to do more 2 on 2 event battles with a twist, this time to have a lot more females involved in battling, plus have it more family friendly, and open to all ages and styles
Were you impressed with the turn out?
Very impressed by the support, of the dance community who came to battle, plus their friends and families who came to watch., It was a great turnout
How did you feel about the level of competitors?
I believe the level was pretty high in some competitors especially at the final. I think there were also some first time competitors. that were given a chance to show their stuff. In all I think the judges made the right decisions for picking the winners. Again I’m glad everyone came out.
What was the support like for this event?
The support was overwhelming. From Danceskool providing us a place to do the event. Sponsors (Storeroom Vintage, Geedup Co, and Soulmate Sneakers) supplying cool giveaways. Food and drink vendors (Hype93) Performances from some of the dope crews who wanted to show their stuff (DGen,and The Sydney Krump Community). Top judges showing love and support and of course the dancers, friends and families.. It was a blast!!!
Would you run this event again?
*Yes ..!! ….Absolutely..!!.. I was talking about this with my staff and about the positive feedback, from people that attended.. Most definitely.. but again.. with a twist..
An extraordinary lady with the biggest heart and an inspiring passion for dance is traveling the world in search of the history, story and reason we humans love dance so much, Meet Angela Canalese otherwise known as the dance Nomad.
Angela what is the Dance Nomad project? Dance nomad is an ongoing archive of my journey of dance knowledge and history.
Tell us how you were introduced to dance, and what keeps you going?
I was introduced to dance by my grandma. Her life was dance, and she was my first ballet teacher. Dance is just breath… It in itself keeps me going.
What has been your most amazing or memorable experience in dance?
honestly……. My friends wedding. She is Indian, and she had a huge pre wedding ceremony, both families get together and do two special dancers. Both dances go about an hr each and get faster and faster through the hour. That moment, dancing with that much joy around me… Until my feet blistered… I’ll never forget that.
What places have you visited through the dance nomad project and what did you experience through their dance?
I’ve visited many places through dance nomad… NY, Spain, Brazil, New Orleans, India, Japan. Each place had different dance styles to teach, both traditional to the place and/or a big subculture in that country/city. The connection to people is always what I experience through sharing dance, in all the above places.
What’s next for the Dance nomad project?
I want to Create dance films, Arthouse, non description art prices of dance and culture
How can people follow your journey?