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EthnoGroundZero is a cultural lifestyle resource for the artist, pre/post natal parent and the cultural sage. The hub offers information about natural living for individuals and their families through dance and dance conversation keeping visitors updated on upcoming events, performances, panel discussions, festivals, exhibitions and more. EthnoGroundZero is the home to Yauri Dalencour Dance with its outreach initiative, EthnodanceologyCreative, a dance and culture implementation boutique founded in 2007 by Yauri Dalencour meeting the needs of the student, teacher, performing artist, non-profit organization, dance company, administrator and audience member through dance education. Yauri has integrated her dance educational services of EthnodanceologyCreative with her creative sensibilities as an artist and cultural anthropologist, background in maternal care and nutrition and expertise as a wife and mom of two to creating EthnoGroundZero, offering the dance experience from birth and beyond.

Among being home to Yauri Dalencour Dance, EthnoGroundZero is also the home to other platforms including the International Residency Program/ExhibitionCuratorial Partnership, the Yauri Dalencour Dance Archives and the EthnoDance Festival with its inception in  2011. Through this hub, it is hoped that folks will be connected through dance and even further, experience works by Yauri such as Yauri Dalencour Dance’s current choreographic project, Mom.Me Monologues co-founded by Yauri Dalencour and Adrienne Hall Cedeno who is also a dancer, wife, and mom of two. The work is a dynamic, groundbreaking, passionate and memorable work using mixed media—photography, live music and film — fostering a dialog around women choosing to embark on pregnancy and motherhood within the context of dance. More to be explored, Yauri has shared her passion for dance for most of her life and continues to want to go even further. Her passion for dance has recently multiplied as of late 2012, Yauri learned she had holes in heart through self advocacy with various doctors after losing a pregnancy just short of her second trimester. After her heart was repaired within two months of discovery, she decided to widen the scope of her lens in seeing dance not only as a fortress, preserver, and teacher of cultural knowledge but also as a therapeutic and life sustaining artform. Because of her passion for and study of dance, she believes that her positivity, ability to birth two children naturally outside of hospitals and be healthy throughout her life despite her undiscovered heart condition from birth was a even possibility. Dance helped to preserve her life and can do this for anyone as it is beneficial from birth and beyond.

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