African Dance in Paris: The Best Studios in the City of Light

by Nina Schnall
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Nina Schnall

Nina’s journey to dance began as a young woman when she travelled to Haiti as a Fulbright scholar conducting research toward a PHD in Anthropology. In Haiti, she discovered a country where everybody was dancing – dancing in worship, dancing in courtship, dancing for political change. She fell into rhythm with the people and hasn’t stopped since. She returned to Paris for three weeks this summer to study dance and visit family, her first time back since she was an exchange student and intern with Magnum Photos. Nina loves discovering new dance forms wherever she travels and in her hometown in Oakland, California. In January of this year, she studied Colombian Salsa and Champeta in Cartagena. Nina also writes, studies yoga and teaches Writing as a Spiritual Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. View Nina Schnall's Website

One comment on “African Dance in Paris: The Best Studios in the City of Light

Hey Nina! What a wonderful article !!! Thank you so much for sharing this with me at Le Pain Quotidien last week. We have definitely been on parallel journeys for the last few decades. I love how you capture the energy / joy / technique / commitment / discipline / freedom / connection that all entwine in those fiery dance classes, worldwide. Beautiful!! Peace and blessings, Ashley

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