BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Katelyn Paliwoda and Brett Peer, students at Mountain Park Elementary School, join The Seventh Principle performers during their show: Bantaba: the Circle of Celebration. “Bantaba” is a Mandingo word that refers to “the center where all important events take place.” The troupe brings together traditional African and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on opposite sides of the Atlantic. The students participate according to custom with call-and-response singing and movement.