Persephone DaCosta

Stuyvesant Gardens Social Club
"Africa Speaks II"
Pronouns: she / her
Artistic Discipline: Dance: Drumming & Singing
Category: SU-CASA
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant

BATINGUA ARTS is a multifaceted, multicultural performing arts company dedicated to the preservation, education and celebration of traditional art forms. Batingua is unique in that it preserves traditional dances while simultaneously creating innovative dances using arts from the African diaspora as a foundation. Batingua reaches all audiences by drawing its material and expressing it through a variety of Afro-Caribbean rooted art forms such as, modern, jazz, capoeira, acrobatics, hip hop, samba, salsa, reggae, soca, spoken word and many, many more.