Tanya Karina, a resident artist at the House of Yes, was in Texas waiting to perform at South by Southwest when the news broke about the severity of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Karina has been using their free time studying holistic therapy and learning the dance form of waacking.

Tanya Karina, a resident artist at the House of Yes, was in Texas waiting to perform at South by Southwest when the news broke about the severity of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Karina has been using their free time studying holistic therapy and learning the dance form of waacking.

Tanya Karina, a resident artist at the House of Yes, was in Texas waiting to perform at South by Southwest when the news broke about the severity of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Karina has been using their free time studying holistic therapy and learning the dance form of waacking.

New York City, New York — June 27, 2020: Tanya Karina, a resident artist at the House of Yes nightclub, was in the state of Texas awaiting to perform at the Austin festival South by Southwest when the news broke about the severity of COVID-19 pandemic, and since March has been using her free time to study holistic therapy and taking part in learning the dance art form of Waaacking from the legendary Princess Lockerooo. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to limit the ability for many businesses and artists to continue their livelihood, several resident artists of House of Yes have directed their energies on ways to navigate the crisis through means of crafting, virtual performing, and holistic healing. CREDIT: José A. Alvarado Jr for NPR