Radio personality Ashani Mfuko, host of "The Kiner Hour – Let's Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko," the No. 1 NYC Internet radio show specializing in all things dance, launches A New Television series, "Inside NYC Dance." The weekly show will premiered Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Culture Channel (Time Warner Cable 67 | RCN 85 | FiOS 36) and continues each Friday for twelve episodes. Inside NYC Dance will feature key interviews with the top dance professionals, upcoming dance events, health and wellness tips, as well as information on dance classes, performances, Broadway shows, and the latest dance industry news and trends.
In the first season, the series will feature the 2012 Bessie Awards, Joffrey Ballet School, Ailey II, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Full Circle Soul Productions at Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center Out Of Doors), Dance Magazine columnist Dr. Linda Hamilton, The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory, The Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival, Exit 12 Dance Company, The Young Choreographer's Festival, and more.
Since the launch of "Let's Talk Dance" in 2010, Mfuko has gained a following of more than 20,000 listeners and launched more than 60 episodes and YouTube features. Active in the online community, Mfuko's weekly #LetsTalkDance tweetchats are often among the top trending topics on Twitter, weighing in with questions and commentary around current trends and artist needs. Listeners and followers tune in from around the world. Mfuko provides tips and tricks as well as educates the dance community in regards to marketing, branding, utilizing social media and developing media to increase exposure and online presence. The addition of "Inside NYC Dance" will further increase community engagement to dance news and reach a new audience through MNN's subscriber base of 620,000 in the Manhattan area.
"This past year we've really seen the popularity of dance TV shows take off, but there's no real representation of what's happening in the center of the dance world, in New York City," says Ashani Mfuko. "This TV series is a much-needed boost to the Dance Community. Not only does it provide larger community exposure to dance visionaries but will also highlight upcoming dance events to drive community interaction."
TV and Radio Host Ashani Mfuko is the CEO of Kiner Enterprises Inc., a dance marketing, branding, and media company which produces "The Kiner Hour – Let's Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko" and "Inside New York City Dance." She has made appearances on Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Showtime at the Apollo, NY1 News, The Bill Cunningham Show, in films,music videos, and live performances at venues including; Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, and Joyce SoHo. Ashani has taught at The Ailey Extension, The Joffrey Ballet School, Steps on Broadway, Ballet Hispanico, and many other prominent dance schools. Ashani's dance blog won the "Top Dance Business Blog" of the year award, two years in a row (2010, 2011). Her dance articles and tips have been featured on dancebloggers.com, danceadvantage.net, 4dancers.org blog and more. She is a leader in the field of social media marketing, branding, and media within the dance community and is respected as an innovator and go-to for tips and tools for dancers and dance businesses.
Residents within the five boroughs of New York City can watch the show through their local cable network (Time Warner Cable 67 | RCN 85 | FiOS 36).Viewers outside of NYC can watch the show's live stream at http://mnn.org. The show will air every Friday night at 10:30pm.
For additional information and details on each upcoming episode follow the show on Facebook.com/InsideNYCDance and Twitter.com/InsideNYCDance, or visit http://insidenycdance.com.
"Inside NYC Dance" covers hot topics in the dance world, with special guest interviews from dance-industry leaders. The 12-episode TV series airs Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. EST on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Culture Channel. Live streaming and a video archive are available at mnn.org.