ORISHA is a pan-African dance troupe at Columbia University, which blends dances and music of pan-African influence. By performing dances and music from West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, ORISHA demonstrates that people from Africa and the African diaspora are “dancing to the same beat”.
In its first semester (Spring 2008), ORISHA blended West African dances, Salsa, Capoeira, wining, and African and Bhangra beats to create a fusion of movement through dance that outlines the diversity of our members and anticipates the growing unity of global influence in our world.
Orisha Events Calendar:
09/06/09 11am-African, Black, European, Multicultural, Native American Meet and Greet- Room C555 Columbia University
09/06/09 1pm-Performing Arts Meet and Greet-Roone Arledge Auditorium Columbia University
09/06/09 7:30pm- NSOP Showcase-Roone Arledge Auditorium Columbia University
05/04/09- Agoh? Ameh! A Pan-African Dance Show- Orisha's first full evening dance program in two acts- "The Strength of One" and "The Strength of Many"-Roone Arledge Auditorium Columbia University
04/19/09- POD Pre-Frosh Weekend Showcase- Roone Arledge Auditorium Columbia University
04/15/09- CU Dance Off- Roone Arledge Auditorium Columbia University
03/27/09 8pm- "RAWcus"- Lerner Party Space- Columbia University
02/28/09 10pm- CU Black History Month Fashion Show/ Showcase- Roone Arledge Auditorium Columbia University
12/07/08 6pm-BSO Kwanzaa Celebration- Lerner Party Space
11/14/08 7pm- Saboreality- Roone Arledge Auditorium Columbia University
10/30/08 8pm- Beyond Borders Event- Roone Arledge Auditiorium Columbia University
10/26/08 6-8pm- Free African Dance Workshoop- Barnard Dance Annex
10/24/08 7:30pm- CSC Night Market- Columbia University
Auditions are over for September.
8/2/08 7pm- The Speakeasey Room- 442 Amsterdam Ave
You can book Orisha to perform for business functions and private parties! See 'Contact Us' for more info...