Carolina Blendian


Carolina Blendian is an art video masquerade parade comprised of a series of vibrant vignettes. Each vignette is dedicated to a force of nature as expressed in the Cuban Santeria tradition. Carolina Blendian features fusion dance, using movements influenced by Cuban, West African, Square Dance and Native American Pow-wow movement traditions. Incorporating poetry, projections and photography, the result is an cultural extravaganza.

Performer: Maura Garcia (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet)
Original Music Compositions: Mark Gabriel Little 
Other Music:  Mamadou Diabate, Maura Garcia
Costumes: Maura Garcia, Cathy Sonko-Smith
Lighting:  Ben Levine
Video recorded by Carl Hamilton at Dance Place, Washington, DC