Esraa Warda is New York's emerging dance artist and educator specializing in Algerian & Moroccan traditional dance forms. A child of the Algerian diaspora, Warda is a cultural warrior advocating for the representation & preservation of North African women-led dance traditions and the decolonization of euro-centricity, orientalism, and patriarchy in dance. Featured in VOGUE Arabia, Al Jazeera +, and The Metric, Warda’s performances and workshops have trailblazed their way across institutions and performance venues around the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and North Africa. www.esraawarda.com
Salim Beltitane is an Algerian percussionist based in France, born from a musician family in Mila, Algeria. Inspired by his upbringing, he pursued the percussive universe by learning music and rhythms from the North African and Arab repertoire, as well as formal music training from Cefedem Ile-de-France. As a music educator he developed a harmonious balance between theoretical teaching and transmitting an organic dialogue between percussion and student. As an international professional musician he has performed extensively across Europe, Africa, and Asia.