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Can We Dance Here?

With Can We Dance Here?, these three storytellers bask in the light of their second iteration of percussive conversation. Celebrating and elevating their survival amidst the barriers that diminish collective liberation, Soles has bottled this synergy into an enticing evening of rhythmic exchange. Rooted in the freedom in which their crafts provide them and in dialogue with live music, this trio invites the audience to pause, witness, and receive three women boldly taking the floor… here and NOW.

Amanda Castro (Tap)
Arielle Rosales (Flamenco)
Brinda Guha (Kathak)
Live Music By: 
Okai Musik (Percussion)
Raaginder (Violin)
Ryan Stanbury (Trumpet)


About Soles of Duende

A Brooklyn-born Puerto-Rican from New Haven, a Mexican Puerto-Rican Jew from the Lower East Side, and a Bengali Indian from Jersey walked on to the wooden floor & the rest? History. Bonded by their deep love of music, their crafts, and true connection, Soles of Duende is on a lifelong mission to elevate the joy and music of true collaboration across disciplines and the celebration of the forms they practice. Based in the sounds of Tap (Amanda Castro), Flamenco (Arielle Rosales) and Kathak (Brinda Guha) , Soles of Duende’s fire is the spirit that lives within each of these women to celebrate their connection given their beautiful differences and to uplift the forms that made them.


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Gibney’s Spotlight highlights the work of early-career artists with generous support from the Jerome Foundation, and offers a rich blend of dance and performance in fully produced, evening-length commissions.

Image Description: Image Description: Arielle (left), Amanda (Center) and Brinda (right) are standing on light-colored wooden boards on a dark brown reflective floor against an egg-crate installation background. Arielle is mid-clap looking at Brinda wearing an all red ensemble with maroon flamenco shoes. Amanda is in a brown pant, white top, black tap shoes and looking over at Brinda as well. Brinda is mid-motion with her arm up and is in a block-patterned jewel-toned dress wear bare feet and ghungroo bells tied on her ankles.

Funding Credits: Dixon Place

Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien @erinpatriceobrien.

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