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Join Emmy Award-winning travel host Mickela Mallozzi on a trek around the world, exploring culture, dance and celebrations! From a magical journey in Turkey to dancing tango on the main stage in Buenos Aires, and experiencing the ethnic flavors of NYC, Mickela seeks out the traditional side of every culture while connecting with the local community through celebration and artistic expression.

Janson Media
3 Seasons, 38 Episodes
January 1, 2015
Cast: Mickela Mallozzi
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Bare Feet With Mickela Mallozzi Full Episode Guide

  • Uzbekistan is the furthest east that Mickela's DNA will take her, where she learns to play the doyra in Tashkent and dances in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bukhara.

  • Mickela heads to the "cradle of flamenco" in Utrera, Spain to experience the Potaje Gitano Festival with the locals.

  • The passionate dance and music of flamenco come alive as Mickela explores the city of Seville, learning from some of the greatest dancers of the art form.

  • The Fetes de Bayonne is one of the largest celebrations in Europe, and Mickela attends this giant party to learn the traditions of the French Basque Country.

  • The Wild Atlantic Way of Southwest Ireland has breathtaking landscapes and plenty of places to dance - Mickela explores the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.

  • Mickela dances with some of the cast of Riverdance in Dublin, Ireland and heads to the 160-year-old Matchmaking Festival in Lisdoonvarna, Country Clare.

  • Known as the gateway between Africa and Europe, Mickela heads to Morocco to play the hand drum with a Berber tribe in Fes and dance the traditional Gnawa in Tangier.

  • Mickela's Balkan roots take her to Romania to experience the traditional Calusarii dance as well as jump in with Taraf di Caliu, world-renowned Balkan Tzigane-Gypsy band.

  • The Greek & Turkish influence in Mickela's DNA map lands her in Cyprus, known as the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, an island full of ancient mythology and festive dancing.

  • In celebration of the St. John Festival, Mickela jumps right in with the locals for dancing, music, and the building of the Castells, or Human Towers, in Girona, Catalonia (Spain).

  • Mickela's DNA map brings her to The Caucasus, the land of wine, unrivaled hospitality, and Polyphonic singing. She dances with world renowned Sukhishvili, The Georgian National Ballet.

  • Mickela kicks off her DNA journey in Puglia, the region in the heel of the Italian boot, to learn one of the most ancient dances from Italy, la pizzica.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Little Ukraine is a small 3-block gem in Manhattan's East Village: from celebrating Pierogi Day to jumping splits with Ukrainian dancers, Mickela gets a taste of it all!

  • 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.

  • Mickela celebrates the annual St. Nicholas feast with the Greek-American community in Queens, while also finding local heroes who keep the Greek culture alive.

  • Mickela can't ignore New York's rich history on Broadway - with tap lessons galore and a spot on Broadway's stage, Mickela gets to live out a New York dancer's dream!

  • In preparation for Dia de los Muertos with the Mexican community in NYC, Mickela learns traditional folk dance and even jumps in with an all-female mariachi band.

  • Mickela gets a taste of The Balkans throughout three of the five boroughs: Slavic Soul Party! In Brooklyn, NY Gypsy Festival in Manhattan, and Little Serbia in Queens.

  • Mickela kicks off her New York series in one of the oldest & most iconic neighborhoods in NYC, Manhattan's Chinatown, during the festive time of Chinese Lunar New Year!

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