Nagamani Dance Company
Nagamani Dance Company combines the globe-spanning styles of three distinctive dancers into an aesthetic that is at once sensual, powerful and playful. Nagamani’s ever-dynamic founder Lorraine Hanson honed her dance skills with Urban Tribal Dance Company, Subee Djinn and Tribal Feat. With other influences like roller skating, fire dance and magic, she always has a surprise in store. Heather Hemphill (Henna) brings the sequins to the troupe with her background in Dans Oriental. A Portland native, she is back after four years of dancing and performing in Tokyo. Grounded in earthy cabaret and American Tribal Style, she is passionate about pushing the boundaries of dance. Joanna Caselli developed her dance style in Alaska for nearly the last decade, combining her favorite pearls from the likes of Hahbi Ru, Artemis, Eva Cernik, Mira Betz and many more. These three dancers are now together in Portland, brought together by their love for smooth moves and all things shimmery.