• Celebration of Oneness Performance

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    Featured Local Artists

    Devi Hadsell

    Equinox

    Devi is a dance, yoga, and group fitness instructor with a background in theatre. She graduated from the University of Miami with a BFA in Acting. In 2014, she completed her 200-hr yoga teacher training in 2014 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In 2016, she completed her 500-hr teacher training in 2016 at Namaste Yoga + Wellness. Currently, she is an ambassador for Lululemon, Athletica and teaches at Uforia Studios, YogaSource Palo Alto, and Equinox. Devi empowers her students to release expectations and inhibitions in order to fearlessly, shamelessly, and unapologetically be themselves and move their bodies!

     

    Mike Fair

    Mike Fair specializes in "Old World" percussion. In the last quarter of a century, he has studied and played the Middle Eastern Doumbec (a small goblet drum), the North African Tar (a frame drum), and the Western African Djembe (large goblet drum). He has been a valued member of percussion groups such as Kekuja,Rhythm Shakerz, Jaliya; and Middle Eastern style bands such as Meridian & Taheen playing traditional music from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.

     

    Currently Mike teaches beginning classes in the Doumbec and Djembe. He believes teaching is a win-win for both student and teacher.

     

    Jeannine Charles

    ArtistEDGE

    Jeannine Charles received her BA in Dance Performance from University of Washington. While there, she was awarded the “Choreographer of the Year” award two years in a row and the National Dance Association’s “Dance Major of the Year”. She has been a dancer/choreographer for sjDANCEco and has performed with many companies in the Bay Area including Company Chaddick, Margaret Wingrove, Lisa Burnett, Ehud Krauss and Bih-Tau Sung. Currently she is teaching modern at Zohar in Palo Alto and is the Artistic Director for ArtistEDGE. For more information about the company and future performances visit www.artistedge.net

    Claudia Arredondo

    Feju

    Claudia has been studying and performing the son jarocho art form since 2006. A teacher by trade but, she was very inclined to the arts from an early age. Claudia has performed in various events throughout the Bay Area with a variety of groups including Luna, Sol y Cielo (an all women son jarocho ensemble) and most recently FEJU (a fusion of son jarocho with African rhythms). She continuously works to improve and study with the visiting maestros from Veracruz and has been involved in community organizing to build awareness of the traditional music art form.

     

    Claudia had a small part in the Grammy nominated record of Sistema Bomb, Electro Son Jarocho.

     

    Hao Lueckhoff

    HaoExpression

    Hao Lueckhoff is owner/director of HaoExpression, a school of ballet and expressive arts. Her mission is to give children and adults, artists and non-artist a platform to express themselves through movement/dance, singing and speaking. She uses Tamalpa Life/Art approach to help individuals and collectives find inner reasources to express themselves creatively and artistically, on stage in life.

     

    Scott D. Franklin

    Artistic Advisor

    Scott started his formal training in dance at S.U.N.Y. Brockport college in upstate NY. There he studied ballet, jazz and modern, with an emphasis on performance. This included participation in Brockport's DanceScore Company and the African dance troupe Sankofa. After graduation, he began studying ballroom dancing which would lead him to a 20 year career as an instructor, manager and studio co-founder of DanceWorks Studio in Redmond WA. Since leaving DanceWorks and moving to the Bay area, Scott continues teaching privately in addition to pursuing a career as a personal fitness trainer. Scott is thrilled and honored to be part of the "Oneness" project; connecting once again with friend and former DanceWorks student Rena Robinson-Steiner.

     

    Saaku Sarr

    Feju

    Saaku Sarr, who originally hails from Senegal, sings, plays percussion and acoustic guitar with a world music band called Feju, Five friends have joined to start Feju, a fusion band that plays a variety of songs originating from African, Mexican (Veracruz), Portuguese Creole and French melodies.

    Daynee Lai-Krauss

     

    Zohar Dance Company & Studio

    Zohar has been sharing the splendor of dance since 1979. Zohar has a wonderful group of instructors teaching adult classes in jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary classes.

     

    Daynee Lai-Krauss is the Artistic Director of Zohar. Daynee teaches jazz and choreographs for Zohar. Her style of jazz incorporates Ehud Krauss’s technique based on Luigi jazz, Graham, and ballet. It is her belief that dance is one of the most beautiful art forms where the artist gives every part of themselves and she appreciates all the dancers that trust her when they are the most vulnerable.

     

    Patter Hatfield

    Patter Hatfield has been involved in drumming for many years. It is "magical, enriching, empowering, healing and fun". With his drumming and didgin’, he shares the joy of playing music and the pleasure of exploring new rhythms and movement.

    His journey shared has opened many doors into holistic growth to mind, body and spirit. He simply brings the music out of people.

     

    Patter is also a drum circle/rhythm facilitator. Patter has visited public and private schools from pre-school to middle schools. He has facilitated numerous classes in churches, senior centers and community events, and brings music into dance studios and yoga centers.

    Divya Ravi

    Divya Ravi

    Bharatanatyam dancer

     

    Divya is a passionate Indian classical dancer training under Guru Nirmala Madhava at PAMPA dance academy. An Engineer by profession, she graduated from University of Illinois with Master's degree in EE. She then moved to Bay area to follow her career and catch-up on her passion of being a dancer. She takes advantage of every opportunity to practice her routines to acquire the gift, style, sharpness, clarity and the emotions to present the beautiful art form.