Saturday, July 27th, 20:00
Let’s dance together to Swing and Afro Swing tunes with our special guests and teachers from Hodi Maputo Afro Swing, Mozambique!
Everybody is welcome ????? ??
Are you new to Swing dancing? We’ve got you covered! We’ll start the night with a taster class from 20:00 to 20:30.
Your friends would like to try Lindy Hop? Bring them along!
There will be a live music and dance performance by Eugenio, Augusto and Elias Putxana! Plus Cengiz will entertain us with a dance related cabaret performance.
Entrance is 7 Eur at the door. FREE for workshop participants.
This is also our end of season party before the summer break!
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About the performers
Eugenio is the chief choreographer and artistic director of Hodi Maputo Afro Swing as well as one of its founding members. Since the organisation was founded in 2014 he has trained dancers and created choreographies with up to 50 dancers on stage. His choreographies have been performed by Hodi’s dancers in different parts of the world, e.g. South Africa, Sweden, Germany, China and Brazil.
Elias and Augusto Manhiça (Gemêos Manhiça / The Manhiça Twins)
The two brothers are among the founding members of Hodi Maputo Afro Swing. They have been singing, playing instruments, composing and dancing since they were children. Augusto is the musical director of the organisation and Elias is the president. They are also the founders of Banda Hodi, a band with rising popularity in Mozambique playing a fusion of modern and traditional music.
Hodi Maputo Afro Swing
Founded 2014, Hodi Maputo Afro Swing is a non-profit cultural association of about 30 professional dancers and musicians who work for the preservation, research and dissemination of Mozambican traditional dance, music and traditional instruments as well as African American Swing Dances. Hodi artists have participated in major international dance
festivals in China, Macau, Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, Brazil and the USA. They have also participated, performed and taught at international Lindy Hop festivals and events, such as Herrang Dance Camp (Sweden), Mother City Hop (South Africa) and Frankie 100 (US).
Every year they host the event Mozambique Afro Swing Exchange where dancers from all over the world come to Mozambique to learn traditional and contemporary Mozambican dances as well as Afro Swing. Their youth programme ‘Hodi Afro Swing Kids’ supports the next generation of professional dancers by teaching them traditional Mozambican dances and Swing.
See you on the dance floor!