Meet one of the ancestors of the Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz and other vernacular Swing Dance during this 5 weeks special of traditional African Dance (Start on April 16th).
Schedule: Mondays from 20.30 to 22.00. Monday 16/04 to 14/05
Fees: 50€ for 5 weeks african dance (90 min each week)
Adress: Swing Base Kreuzberg, Lausitzer Str. 10999 Berlin
Background & Idea:
The spirit of Lindy Hop is the soul of the dance and the culture. But sometimes these aspects fall short when we spend a lot of time learning about moves and techniques. By creating opportunities to experience the roots of Swing Dancing we hope to help contribute to the spirit of todays community! So meet one of the ancestors of Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz and other vernacular Swing Dances during this weekend!
Bouba Diakité is a dancer, musician, singer and choreographer living in Berlin. Born into a family of artists in Guinea he started his music and dance education very early on and at the age of 17 was already teaching his own drum and dance students and composing choreography. He went on to dance as a soloist at the “Ballet Soleil d’Afrique”, at the “Ballet National de Guinée”, as well as the “Ballet Sourakhata”. Since coming to Germany in 2003 Bouba has been performing and teaching all over Europe, sharing his passion and knowledge of west African dance and music. His joyfulness and pedagogy skills make him special as a teacher. Bouba’s warm heartedness, patience and passion create an atmosphere in the class that leaves all students energised and excited for the next time.