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Temistocles (Temi) Betancourt

Afro-Cuban-Haitian

san francisco

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Temistocles (Temi) Betancourt

Afro-Cuban-Haitian

san francisco

instructor

Temistocles Fuentes Betancourt (Temi) has over 35 years’ experience as a principal dancer, regisseur, professor and choreographer with the Ballet Folk ... read more

Temistocles (Temi) Betancourt

Afro-Cuban-Haitian

san francisco

instructor

Temistocles (Temi) Betancourt

Afro-Cuban-Haitian

san francisco

instructor

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Afro-Cuban-Haitian Dance

About this class
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Age: 18+ Temistocles Fuentes Betancourt (Temi) has over 35 years’ experience as a principal dancer, regisseur, professor and choreographer with the Ballet Folklorico de Oriente. This company is the oldest folkloric company in Cuba. In Santiago de Cuba, he also served as regisseur for Ballet Folkloric Cutumba, Director of Conjunto Folklorico Kazumbi, Professor of Salsa at Ateneo Cultural Antonio Bravo Correoso and Choreographer of the youth Carnaval group, “Los Chicos Alegres de Veguita de Galos.” Since coming to the US, he has appeared in “Oyuoro” a folkloric performance in New York City and choreographed for the Cuba Caribe Festival in San Francisco. He currently teaches at Dance Mission, the San Francisco Park & Recreation Department, and the YMCA.

Wednesday

6:00p - 7:30p

All Levels

Mission Cultural Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

6:00p - 7:30p

All Levels

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Mission Cultural Center

2868 Mission Street,
san francisco, CA 94110

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*Please confirm schedules with studio


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Rumba, Yambu, Guaguancó y Columbia

About this class
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Age:17+ This class will cover many of the Afro/Haitian/Cuban dance forms found in the Orient Province in Cuba. These distinctive forms are the result of the cross-pollination of Afro-Haitian and Afro-Cuban styles. After the Haitian revolution, many French colonists left with their slaves for the eastern part of Cuba. The Haitians brought their beliefs, customs, music, and dance, as well as the fundamentals of their Voodoo religion. These influences were assimilated by the Cubans who lived in that area and created an exciting cultural hybrid. These styles are rarely seen outside of Cuba and this workshop provides a unique opportunity to study these exciting dance forms.

Wednesday

7:30p - 9:00p

All Levels

Mission Cultural Center
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san francisco

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Wednesday

7:30p - 9:00p

All Levels

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Mission Cultural Center

2868 Mission Street,
san francisco, CA 94110

visit website

*Please confirm schedules with studio


about Temistocles (Temi) Betancourt

Temistocles Fuentes Betancourt (Temi) has over 35 years’ experience as a principal dancer, regisseur, professor and choreographer with the Ballet Folklorico de Oriente. This company is the oldest folkloric company in Cuba. In Santiago de Cuba, he also served as regisseur for Ballet Folkloric Cutumba, Director of Conjunto Folklorico Kazumbi, Professor of Salsa at Ateneo Cultural Antonio Bravo Correoso and Choreographer of the youth Carnaval group, “Los Chicos Alegres de Veguita de Galos.” Since coming to the US, Betancourt has appeared in “Oyuoro” a folkloric performance in New York City and choreographed for the Cuba Caribe Festival in San Francisco. He currently teaches at Dance Mission, the San Francisco Park & Recreation Department, and the YMCA.

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