NEWS ARCHIVES

After an exciting two weeks of teaching on Maui last year in November, IXALT will be back THIS MONTH teaching at Living Way Church and the ShaktiRize Women's retreat on Maui in Wailuku. We are so excited and cant' wait to share our adventures with you. Stay tuned!
Integrated Body Rhythm & Motion is a synthesis of dance movements deriving from Africa, the Caribbean, The Americas, and the Pacific. You will learn how to move to different sounds & music; hear and internalize rhythm; experience movements from other cultures in a non-traditional dance class; tap into your natural inner rhythm; and simply move your body with enhanced coordination and flexibility. Bring a towel, bottled water, and supportive foot wear. Wrap skirts (lappa or pare'u) are optional.
IXALT HAPPENINGS

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Sunday, April 07, 2013 • • General
This fun and energetic workshop series begins on Thursday, May 9 through Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6-7:30pm for FOUR Thursdays at Studio 1924 located on 1924 Franklin St in uptown Oakland.
Monday, October 29, 2012 • Shereel Washington • General
Joseph and Shereel Washington will be sharing Spoken Word and Dance (two hulas) in the West Region International Dance Commission's "Before The Throne" on Saturday, November 3, 2012, 4pm at Calvary Christian Center in El Sobrante, CA. Admission is $6.00 in adv/ $8 at the door. Information: 916- 676-3099 or idcsacramento@gmail.com HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • Shereel Washington • Dance
Halau Hula `O Kupukalau`ie`ie and IXALT invite you to explore he ho`okupu no kakou-(a gift for all) in Between The Shore and The Break, a story shared through hula-acknowledging our beginnings, celebrating in the moment, and anticipating the future.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • • General
Check out past Articles written about Shereel and Joseph Washington. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Kristin Bender • General
"We want to revive cultural freedom so people can express their culture in their Christian faith," he said.

The Washingtons founded Ixalt! in 2003. Shereel Washington is an accomplished dancer and choreographer with training in Congolese, jazz, Haitian, ballet, modern, tap, Guinean and Hawaiian dance.

They also want to increase secular society's awareness of praise dance."
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Bonner Odell • General
"In an interview at Oakland's Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, where the company rehearses and holds on-going classes, the couple talks with me about their vision for IXALT. Among the themes that recur is the potential of dance as a uniquely cultural expression of faith "in a God that transcends culture," as Joseph puts it. Through their work with a cast of multi-racial dancers and musicians and a commitment to cross-cultural collaboration, the Washingtons say their goal is to "show the world that Christians are diverse not just European-American or African Protestant Reformation." Says Joseph, "Christianity isn't bound to any particular culture, which is why we can celebrate God with Jazz music, or African dance, or modern dance. It's why the Hawaiian groups we've worked with can bring their culture into the gospel, why Latin and Salsa music are just as viable. Because they're all unique and exciting ways of celebrating God and life."
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 • Shereel Washington • General
Featuring IXALT, Denice Simpson of Dimensions Dance Theater, and the Freedom International Worship Music Team
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