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New York City Is The Star Of Bare Feet With Mickela Mallozzi

Mickela Mallozzi. Photo Evan Carter.

By Everett Potter

New York City’s cultural diversity is at the heart of the new season of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a four-time Emmy Award-winning travel dance series. In the new series, Mallozzi, a professional dancer, and trained musician, explores the recovery of New York’s culturally diverse communities and celebrates the city’s resiliency during the Covid recovery through the healing power of dance and music, all while drumming support for small businesses and establishments in local neighborhoods. This not the NYC of guidebooks but an insider’s view. The current series is airing on NYC Life and begins airing on PBS nationally in August. I caught up with her recently to ask about this NYC-centric series.

Mickela Mallozzi with Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka Hula in NYC. Photo Flora Lennihan

Everett Potter: Mickela, what was the most unexpected thing you learned about NYC’s cultural mix when you filmed this season?

Mickela Mallozzi: I’m always pleasantly surprised to see how closely connected everyone is, even though New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world! When I start researching dance groups to feature or neighborhoods to visit … continue reading

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