Watch Bare Feet With Mickela Mallozzi

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
2 Seasons, 26 Episodes
January 1, 2015
7.0/10
Cast: Mickela Mallozzi
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Bare Feet With Mickela Mallozzi Full Episode Guide

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • The annual Dancer of the Year Competition on The Cook Islands helps preserve and pass down the Polynesian culture on this island paradise. Mickela goes behind-the-scenes at this highly competitive, local tradition.

  • Mickela digs deeper into the Portuguese colonial influence and the indigenous tribal communities in the Eastern part of Malaysia as she celebrates Gawai, the Harvest Festival.

  • Mickela discovers the diversity and multi-faceted cultural history in the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, from its Chinese, Indian, and Malay dance influences.

  • The world-renowned ball season in Vienna, Austria emulates the ostentatious lifestyle of the 18th & 19th century imperial family, the House of Habsburg, with its traditional Viennese waltzes. Mickela dons a gown in celebration while also learning the knee-slapping traditions of Schuhplattler in the hills of Steiermark!

  • Montreal's European history translates to its traditional dances from France, England, Scotland, and Ireland - Mickela gets a taste of this Old World feel at La Grande Rencontre Festival, while also experiencing the artistic modernity of this city. She also gets a first-hand lesson on dance for people with disabilities.

  • Mickela heads to Edinburgh, Scotland to celebrate Hogmanay, the world's largest New Year's Eve celebration. While there, she explores Scotland's traditional dances of ceilidh, Highland dance, & step dance.

  • Mickela joins a Native-American Pow Wow with the Lumbee Tribe, digging deeper into the obstacles that a non-Federally recognized tribe must face.

  • Former war-torn Croatia is one of today's top destinations. Mickela explores the dance and music traditions along the Adriatic coast in Dubrovnik's 1,000-year-old city.

  • The Jeju Fire Festival in South Korea celebrates new life - with it comes all aspects of Korean tradition, beauty, and modern advancement. Mickela spans the South Korean culture from traditional mask dances to the ever-popular KPOP.

  • Mickela gets up close and personal with the locals as she heads to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to learn the seductive dance of tango. From attending the world's largest tango festival to dancing on the city's main stage, Mickela sees it all!

  • Mickela returns to where it all started, the small, sleepy, Southern Italian beach town of Minturno, where her parents immigrated from over 40 years ago. She reconnects with her roots during the town's biggest celebration, the annual Sagra delle Regne (Wheat Harvest Festival).

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