Afro Dance Workshop
Welcome to our workshop on Mozambican traditional dance and Afro House!
Learn about East-African and Mozambican culture by learning traditional and contemporary dance. Experience how movements and rhythms in music are connected and the importance of togetherness and community.
The whole workshop is accompanied by live drums. No previous dance experience required!
Nyles Cossa and Alexandre Alberto Soquisso are members
of the dance and music collective Associacao Cultural Hodi and Hodi Maputo Afro Swing.
Facebook page: https://nl-nl.facebook.com/HodiACultural/
Demo of 9 dances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUDenMe59gY
Xigubo (dance of Zulu origin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3-MN51q6l8
Nyles and Alexandre specialise in performing and teaching traditional Mozambican dances with authentic musical instruments. They also perform and teach contemporary dances that have their roots in African traditional dances (e.g. Afro House, Swing, Hip Hop). Every
year Hodi Maputo Afro Swing host the event Mozambique Afro Swing Exchange where dancers from all over the world come to Mozambique to learn traditional and contemporary African dances. Nyles and Alexandre have taught at international dance festivals including Mother City Hop in South Africa and Herraeng Dance Camp in Sweden.
The organisation also does social work with children from the Maputo communities by teaching them traditional Mozambican dances and contemporary dances.
Centrum Vaktherapie are happy to have them in Maastricht for their first workshop in the Netherlands!
12:00-14:00 First part: Traditional Mozambican dance
14:00-15:30 Break – Bring your own snacks/lunch or get something to take away. We can sit in the park if the weather is good
15:30-17:30 Second part: Afro House dance
Afterwards let’s meet up in the park to relax, talk and get to know each other better (or in a café in case it’s raining)
Part one and two: 45 EUR per participant
Part one only: 24 EUR per participant
Part two only: 24 EUR per participant
After sign-up you will receive an email with payment details. This may take 2-3 days.