KEITA A WHITTEN FOSTER
Artist I Healer I THrive Consultant
Keita grew up in Manhattan studying dance and fine arts. Her interest in performance art developed in the ’80s while working downtown at Danceteria Night Club. Dancetria was an eclectic, semi-underground iconic night scene with punkers, new wavers, breakdancers, artists, musicians, and bands -which influenced many noteworthy artists and performers such as Madonna, Billy Idol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Run-DMC. Keita participated in flash mobs, experimental dance, and helped develop perforce art raves in abandoned warehouses while living- in Williamsburg Brooklyn (Today, a thriving bohemian artist community). She is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and has taught gentle restorative yoga for elders, camps, cancer patients, and women survivors of war and torture. Keita produced the Mama Afrika show on WMPG community radio and DJ’d with Portland Community Dance. Keita has shown cased her somatic dance waves at SPACE and Indigo Arts in portland. She is also a THrive practitioner and founder of The Harriet Tubman Movement Coalition, and Ready, Set, THrive! Her dance waves are all influenced by her lived experiences. www.keitaawhitten.com.