Afrohouse Angola is a style of dance that came after Kuduro. The dance is named after the genre of the music (Afro House music). Afrohouse dance Angola includes 60 percent traditional dance (from a variation of tribal dances) from Angola and 40 percent is Kuduro (a contemporary Angola club dance). Popularized on television by pioneer Fabio Dance and in Ne-yo’s “Another Love Song” music video, Afrohouse Angola stems from the popular move SANGRA, the foundation of kabetula, kintwene, Kuduro, jaracza, popero, tchianda, gato preto, Abrir, fechar or toque and has expanded to more than 43 moves and continues to grow and gain popularity throughout the continent. In the workshop, you will start with a full stretch to prepare the body then move to learning the names and technique of Afrohouse Angola steps and eventually combine them with rhythm. Once students gain momentum and the energy is high, the class will finish with an explosive piece of choreography. Don’t miss the chance to learn from the popular Manuel Kanza straight from Angola!!
Instructor Bio: Manuel Kanza has been making his mark in Angola since 2008 when he won the hit TV competition, “Bounce,” which scouts top dance talent from all over Angola. This honor earned him an apprenticeship in Portugal at the country’s top dance studio with one of the country’s leading dance crews. Last year after being featured as a choreographer on “Bounce´s” third season, Semba awarded him a scholarship to further his study of dance in Brazil at the prestigious Angel Vianna Dance University and train at the famous Debrah Colker Dance Company Movement Center.. Kanza has choreographed for a Guinness Africa commercial alongside director Kibwe Tavares. He has toured from Sweden to France with the Os Kuduristas project , choreographed at South America’s largest dance event, RIOH2K, choreographed for films and created the dictionary of Kuduro A-Z movements. He participated in Coréon Du music video and taught at the University of Angel Viana Rio de Janeiro.He was nominated one of Africa’s best dancers of 2017 by AFRIMMA.