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Bare Feet In Nyc with Mickela Mallozzi

Bare Feet In Nyc with Mickela Mallozzi

Emmy Award-winning host and producer Mickela Mallozzi is back with a second season of the travel series BARE FEET WITH MICKELA MALLOZZI. This time, Mickela takes viewers on a cultural journey through her own city of New York, discovering the dance and music traditions of the many New Yorkers in their vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods. Mickela kicks off the new season in Manhattan's Chinatown during the festive Chinese Lunar New Year, and then in preparation for Dia de los Muertos in the Mexican community, learns traditional folk dance and even jumps in with an all-female mariachi band. Later, she's transported to Haiti via the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn with drum lessons, dance classes, and visits to local shops. Mickela also gets a taste of New York's rich Jewish heritage through an Israeli folk dance at the 92nd Street Y and a sampling of knishes on the Lower East Side. A classically trained dancer who teaches regularly at The Ailey Extension in New York City, Mickela is inspired by folk dances from around the globe. She has danced and performed on various television shows, including "Sesame Street," "The Doctor Oz Show," NBC's "The Today Show," and many more.

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The Bolivian community in Queens may be small, but they are mighty - Mickela joins cross-generational Bolivian family members with the caporales and tinkus dances.

Brazilians are born to dance, and Mickela learns as many ways as possible how New Yorkers keep that Brazilian energy alive - with capoeira, forro, and Carnival's samba.

The Festival of Lights leads up to some major Indian dance in NYC: classical Bharatanatyam, Basement Bhangra with DJ Rekha, & South St. Seaport's annual celebration.

Harlem is a neighborhood in Manhattan all its own - alive with culture, music, food, and of course dance, this thriving neighborhood has continued its ascent since the first Harlem Renaissance.

Mickela gets transported to Haiti in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn with drum lessons, dance classes, and local shops.

From Israeli folk dance at the 92Y to eating knishes in the Lower East Side, Mickela gets a taste of this culturally, ethnically, and religiously rich group that is iconic to New York City.

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