About Rieback Dance

Understand the Afro-Cuban heritage and feel the energy


Charlotte RiebackAmbition and team
Rieback Dance aims to strengthen the Afro-Cuban dance scene in Sweden. We focus on deepening and broadening the understanding of Afro-Cuban dance and music tradition, arranging workshops in Stockholm, inviting only the best and most specialised Cuban dance teachers. Hand picked for every event.
Our resident Cuban team in Stockholm is:
Chiqui DixonJuan Carlos Sierra Hernandez & Diasmanin Silva Semanat 

Who is Charlotte Rieback?
Charlotte Rieback from Sweden started dancing Afro-Cuban in the 1990´s. Charlotte has travelled all through Europe and Cuba to explore and learn from the best and most experienced dancers in the Afro-Cuban tradition. Now it´s time to share the experience with others, she says:

“Dance is my passion. Afro-Cuban dance in particular, as it has such a rich heritage that spans over many religions, cultures and regional dance styles, like yoruba, congo, arará… It’s so vast and complex, and yet at the same time there is something very basic, “primitive” if you will, about the music and the rhythms that speaks to my inner being… I keep finding new challenges, still developing my dance and expression after 25 years. Now I want to share my knowledge and offer experienced dancers an opportunity to develop even further, and introduce beginners to this rich and fascinating world.”

Who can dance with Rieback Dance?
Everyone! Both beginners and advanced dancers. Check every upcoming workshop – we sometimes have different levels for every event. Take the opportunity to come and see the beautiful Stockholm as all workshops are held here. We can help you with accommodation. Welcome!

Dance studios we use
We dance in very professional dance studios at School of Dance and Circus, Sweden’s highest seat of learning and research in the art of dance and circus. Map here!

Rieback Cuban Team
We are happy to present some of the most prominent Cuban percussionists and dance teachers from Cuba, who live in and near Stockholm. The percussionists play live music during our workshops and our dance teacher hosts workshops on occasions. Our resident Cuban team in Stockholm is:

skarmavbild-2016-09-16-kl-17-10-07    Chiqui Dixon
Former First soloist at Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba. World famous dancer and percussionist, mastering all Afro-Cuban genres. Lives in Sweden.

Skärmavbild 2016-09-16 kl. 17.11.26.png    Juan Carlos Sierra Hernández
Percussionist from Yoruba Andabo and Compañía Turarte in Cuba. Resident percussionist at Guaguancó Festival and many others in Europe. Director of Euro Rumba Aché. Lives in Sweden.

Diasmanin Silva Semanat    Diasmanin Silva Semanat
Professional dancer in the third generation from Santiago de Cuba. Former First soloist at Ballet Folklórico de Oriente. Director of Diasmany Dans since 10 years. Lives in Sweden.

The film from our latest workshop

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