Jesús la Rosa Pérez

22-24 April 2022

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We’re very happy to welcome back another of our favourite teachers  – Jesús la Rosa Pérez! https://www.facebook.com/jesus.larosaperez.9  in collaboration with his school Sentimiento Manana in Helsinki https://www.sentimientomanana.net/about We are extremely fortunate to have him in our neighbouring country and be able to have him coming here to share his knowledge and talent with us!

This weekend we will have a varied programme – from franco-haitiano and arará to yoruba, columbia and congo! Something for everyone!

Saturday the classes will be held at EKC Dansskola,Tjurbergsgatan 27 and Friday and Sunday at Studio Salsa, Västmannagatan 46, Stockholm

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Friday 22 April

18.00-21.00 Franco-Haitiano

Saturday  23 April

12.00-12.50 Columbia

13.00-13.50 Afrá (Eleggua in arará)

14.00-14.50 Changó

15.00-16.00 Oggún

Sunday 24 April

10.00-10.50 Yuca

11.00-11.50 Makuta

12.00-13.00 Palo

Yorgenis Danger García

25-27 March 2022

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It’s time again! So happy to welcome Yorgenis “Yoyo ” Danger García https://www.facebook.com/yorgenis.d.garcia back to Stockholm! It’ll be an intense and inspiring weekend, focusing on Yoruba. But first we repeat the much appreciated contemporary class from last time on and then go on to Salsa con afro to warm up and have fun on Friday night! Saturday will be dedicated to the three orishas Ochosi, Yemayá and Oyá spread over four hours to have more time for each one – and with the privilege of live music from Euro Rumba Ashé! https://www.facebook.com/eurorumbaasheoficial Sunday will be “guys’ day”, so to speak :), with columbia and Shangó.  

So join us for a great Afro-Cuban weekend with an extraordinarily talented, knowledgeable and inspiring dancer and teacher!

Friday and Saturday classes will be held at EKC Dansskola, Tjurbergsgatan 27 and Sunday at Studio Salsa, Västmannagatan 46, Stockholm

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Friday 25 March

18.00-19.30 Contemporary

19.30-21.00 Salsa con afro

Saturday 26 March 

12.00-16.00 Yoruba – Yemayá, Ochosi, Oyá

Sunday

11.00-12.30 Rumba – Columbia

12.30-14.00: YorubaShango

Jesús la Rosa Pérez November 2021

Jesús la Rosa Pérez

19-21 November 2021

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Hugely proud to present an absolute star representant of the Afro-Cuban culture in Stockholm for the first time (officially!) – Jesús la Rosa Perez! https://www.facebook.com/jesus.larosaperez.9  From Santiago de Cuba but now residing in Helsinki, where he has opened his own school Sentimiento Manana – check out his FB-page to get to know more about his extensive career: https://www.sentimientomanana.net/about We are extremely fortunate to have him in our neighbouring country and be able to have him coming here to share his knowledge and talent with us!

This weekend we will focuse mainly on the Franco-Haitian tradition, taking advantage of Jesús expertise on the subject. Most people only know about the yoruba tradition and palo, but the Afro-Cuban culture is so vast and extensive that you can spend a lifetime getting to know it – which is precisely what Jesús has done. So take the chance to expand your knowledge and have fun!!

All classes will be held at Studio Salsa, Västmannagatan 46, Stockholm

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Friday 19 November

18.00-18.55 Franco-Haitiano – Gagá

19.00-19.55 Bantú/Congo – Makuta

20.00-21.00 Franco-Haitiano – Petró

Saturday 20 November 

12.00-12.55 Franco-Haitiano– masún

13.00-13.55 Franco-Haitiano – Vodú

14.05-15.00 Franco-Haitiano – Congo layé

15.05-16.00: Bembé de sao

Sunday 21 November

11.00-11.55 Rumba – Columbia

12.00-13.00: YorubaShango

Yorgenis Danger García 22-24 October 2021

Photo: Tovita Razzi

Finally! It is with great pleasure we welcome Yorgenis Danger García, “Yoyo”, back to Stockholm! We’ll have an exciting mix of salsa con afro, orishas, congo, rumba and bembé – just have a look at the schedule below! And we are extremely happy to have some live music again with Euro Rumba Ashé! https://www.facebook.com/eurorumbaasheoficial

This time we also offer the opportunity to take contemporary classes!

ORISHAS THIS WEEKEND:

ELEGGUA – He owns all roads, crossroads and doors and he can open or shut them as he pleases. Without his help nothing is possible. He is the messenger between heaven and earth, and is said to be present everywhere and at all times, watching us humans and all our actions. He is generally represented as a child, mischievous and playful. His colours are black and red, and in some cases black and white. His attribute is a forkshaped stick called garabato which he uses to clear the way.

OSHUN  – the mistress of all rivers and sweet waters. Her colours are yellow and gold. Her nature is seductive and sensual and she represents love, joy and sexuality. Her main attribute is a fan and she loves honey, which she uses to attract and seduce, together with her captivating laughter. But don’t be mistaken, she is a powerful orisha and can be vindictive when crossed!

OBBATALA – The greatest and the most respected of the orishas. He is the father of many of the other orishas and he was the one who created the human beings and therefore he is the owner of all heads. He represents peace, purity and harmony, although there is one ”camino”, shape, of him who is a warrior when he needs to make justice. His colour is white and his attribute a white iruke. Sometimes he represents an old man and sometimes a young prince, and he can also be male or female.

SHANGO – A king and a leader, proud and dominant. He represents male beauty, virility and masculinity. He is the master of fire, thunder and lightning and war, but also music, drumming and dancing. His colours are red and white and his attribute a two-edged axe.

Paintings: Martin Ehrling

All classes will be held at Epic Studios, Rökerigatan 21 (Globen) https://www.facebook.com/epicsthlm

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Friday 22 October

18.30-19.30 Contemporary

19.30-21.00 Salsa con afro

Saturday 23 October 

10.00-10.55: Elegguabasic, focusing on tecnique

11.00-11.55 Oshun – güiro

12.00-12.50 Congo – palo

13.00-14.00 Obbatala

14.00-15.00 Contemporary 

Sunday 24 October

11.00-11.55 Rumba – Columbia

12.00-12.50: Shango

13.00-14.00: Bembé – a great way to finish the weekend!


Payment deadline 18 October 2021:
Plusgiro: 78 80 73-5
(recipient: AB C Rieback. Don’t forget to write your name, or we cannot guarantee your booking)

You can also pay by Swish: 1231100825

For overseas payment, please contact Charlotte Rieback: rieback@gmail.com

Yorgenis Danger García 23-25 October 2020

Picture: Tovita Razzi

On Friday we start with salsa con afro, to get in the right mood, have fun and enjoy the opportunity to be able to dance together again! (Respecting the recommendations, of course!)

Saturday we start with an hour’s tecnique and musicality, to warm up those afro muscles again! The rest of the day we dedicate to the orishas – summing up what we did last time with Oggun, repeating and continuing with Oshun and then moving on to Shango, king of drums and dancing!

Sunday we go on with Oshun, she is the orisha with most changes in music, toques and songs, so there is a lot to learn! After that soft and sweet beginning we throw in some energetic palo – because we love palo, right? We finish the day with Shango.

OGGUN – one of the “guerreros” (warriors) together with Eleggua, Ochosi and Osun. He is master of all metals and minerals, in particular iron, and inventor of tools, weapons and technology. He lives in the wilderness and forested areas of the world, and is often portrayed as a solitary blacksmith or ironmonger or a fierceful warrior. His colours are green and black. He has a violent and brusque nature, but also a more peaceful side. Oggún is the patron of all those who work with metal, mechanics, engineers, policemen, soldiers, surgeons.

Painting: Martin Ehrling

OSHUN  – the mistress of all rivers and sweet waters. Her colours are yellow and gold. Her nature is seductive and sensual and she represents love, joy and sexuality. Her main attribute is a fan and she loves honey, which she uses to attract and seduce, together with her captivating laughter. But don’t be mistaken, she is a powerful orisha and can be vindictive when crossed!

Painting: Martin Ehrling

SHANGO – A king and a leader, proud and dominant. He represents male beauty, virility and masculinity. He is the master of fire, thunder and lightning and war, but also music, drumming and dancing. His colours are red and white and his attribute a two-edged axe.

Painting: Martin Ehrling

This time the workshops will be held at Epic Studios, Rökerigatan 21 (Globen) https://www.facebook.com/epicsthlm

Nota bene! Due to the pandemic we have to limit the number of participants, therefore those of you who choose the whole weekend or Saturday-Sunday pass will get priority. We also urge you to make your payment at the requested date, please!

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Friday 23 Octobre

19.15-20.45 Salsa con afro

Saturday 24 Octobre 

12.00-12.55: Tecnique and musicality

13.00-13.50 Oggun

14.00-14.55 Oshun

15.05-16.00 Shango

Sunday 25 Octobre

10.00-10.55 Oshun

11.00-11.50: Palo

12.00-13.00: Shango

Leydis Teodoro Delis 18-19 January 2020

Leydis Teodoro Delis

18-19 January 2020

We have the great privilege and pleasure to start 2020 by welcoming the lovely and wonderfully talented Leydis Teodoro Delis to Stockholm for the first time!  Together with her we will pick up where we left off  with Yoyo last time and keep working with Oggun and Oshun. 

Just as last time the first hour both days will be basic, with focus on technique and understanding of rhythm and coordination.  A great opportunity for beginners to get a solid foundation and pick up the pace, and also very useful for those who are more advanced – it is always good to go back to the basics and you always have to keep working that torso, remember?

OGGUN – one of the “guerreros” (warriors) together with Eleggua, Ochosi and Osun. He is master of all metals and minerals, in particular iron, and inventor of tools, weapons and technology. He lives in the wilderness and forested areas of the world, and is often portrayed as a solitary blacksmith or ironmonger or a fierceful warrior. His colours are green and black. He has a violent and brusque nature, but he also has a more peaceful side. Oggún is the patron of all those who work with metal, mechanics, engineers, policemen, soldiers, surgeons.

OSHUN  – the mistress of all rivers and sweet waters. Her colours are yellow and gold. Her nature is seductive and sensual and she represents love, joy and sexuality. Her main attribute is a fan and she loves honey, which she uses to attract and seduce, together with her captivating laughter. But don’t be mistaken, she is a powerful orisha and can be vindictive when crossed!

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García 7-8 December 2019

Foto: Sara Lüdtke

After three fantastic workshop weekends concentrating on Eleggua, Yemayá and Oyá we go on to explore Oggun and Oshun together with maestro Yorgenis Danger García who keeps blessing us with his visits to Stockholm!  It is truly a great privilege and joy to have him here on a regular basis!

This time beginners and newcomers will have a great opportunity to join in as the first hour both days will be strictly basic with great focus on technique and understanding of rhythm and movement.  It is also a great way to start the day in a nice, easy way for those who are more advanced – going back to the roots and the basics is never wrong, right?

OGGUN – one of the “guerreros” (warriors) together with Eleggua, Ochosi and Osun. He is master of all metals and minerals, in particular iron, and inventor of tools, weapons and technology. He lives in the wilderness and forested areas of the world, and is often portrayed as a solitary blacksmith or ironmonger or a fierceful warrior. His colours are green and black. He has a violent and brusque nature, but he also has a more peaceful side. Oggún is the patron of all those who work with metal, mechanics, engineers, policemen, soldiers, surgeons.

Painting: Martin Ehrling

OSHUN  – the mistress of all rivers and sweet waters. Her colours are yellow and gold. Her nature is seductive and sensual and she represents love, joy and sexuality. Her main attribute is a fan and she loves honey, which she uses to attract and seduce, together with her captivating laughter. But don’t be mistaken, she is a powerful orisha and can be vindictive when crossed!

Painting: Martin Ehrling

WELCOME!

The workshops will be held as usual at DOCH, Brinellvägen 58.

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Saturday 7 December

14.00-14.50: Basic level

15.00-15.55 Oggun

16.00-17.00 Oshun

Sunday 8 December

11.00-11.50 Basic

12.00-13.15: Oshun

13.30-15.00: Oggun

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García 2-3 November

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García

2-3 November 2019

Our journey with maestro Yorgenis Danger García continues! Together we will go on studying the mayor orishas Eleggua, Yemayá and Oyá. We keep working methodically with our technique and our understanding of rhythm and movement. Saturday we do it to recorded music but on Sunday we spice things up with LIVE MUSIC from Euro Rumba Ashé and guest musicians!

“Yoyo”, with his extensive knowledge, extraordinary pedagogical skills and great willingness to share his culture, is one of the most sought-after teachers for festivals and workshops, so it is a great privilege and pleasure to welcome him back to Stockholm on a regular basis!

SATURDAY we start (as one should!) with Elegguá who owns all roads, crossroads and doors. Without his help nothing is possible. He is the messenger between heaven and earth, and is said to be present everywhere and at all times, watching us humans and all our actions. He is generally represented as a child, mischievous and playful. His colours are black and red, and in some cases black and white.

We go on with Oyá, a fierce and powerful female warrior. She keeps the gates of the cemetery and controls the dead. She is mistress of the storms and lightning (centellas) and dances wielding her black iruke and when she goes to war her machete.

Next up is Yemayá, mistress of the sea, serious and powerful. Her dance represents the movements of the ocean, from calm and tranquil to huge waves hitting against the rocks. She is also the great mother figure, mother to all living things and her character is nurturing and protective. Her colours are different shades of blue with white and silver.

We finish the day concentrating on chachalukafun, with the ambition to help everybody master this tricky rhythm!

SUNDAY we keep working with the same three orishas,  but turning up the VOLUME and TEMPERATURE with LIVE MUSIC! The drums will give you that extra push and energy and joy!

We urge you to make the most of this fabulous opportunity and strongly recommend you to take all classes or as many as you can, as we work concentrating on specific orishas, building from the base, widening and heightening our knowledge!

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García 31 August-1 September 2019

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García

31 August-1 September 2019

Foto: Sara Lüdtke

Together with the great maestro Yorgenis Danger García we continue exploring the orishas Eleggua, Yemayá and Oyá, working methodically and in depth with our technique and understanding of rhythm and movement. As you know, repetition is the mother of all learning!

“Yoyo”, with his extensive knowledge, extraordinary pedagogical skills and great willingness to share his culture, is one of the most sought-after teachers for festivals and workshops, so it is a great privilege and pleasure to welcome him back to Stockholm on a regular basis!

Saturday we start with Elegguá who owns all roads, crossroads and doors. Without his help nothing is possible. He is the messenger between heaven and earth, and is said to be present everywhere and at all times, watching us humans and all our actions. He is generally represented as a child, mischievous and playful. His colours are black and red, and in some cases black and white.

We go on with Yemayá, mistress of the sea, serious and powerful. Her dance represents the movements of the ocean, from calm and tranquil to huge waves hitting against the rocks. She is also the great mother figure, mother to all living things and her character is nurturing and protective. Her colours are different shades of blue with white and silver.

After that we concentrate on chachalukafun, with the ambition to help everybody master this tricky rhythm!

We finish the day with Oyá, a fierce and powerful female warrior. She keeps the gates of the cemetery and controls the dead. She is mistress of the storms and lightning (centellas) and dances wielding her black iruke and when she goes to war her machete.

Sunday we keep working with the same orishas,  and adding new steps and “toques” (rhythms).

We urge you to make the most of this fabulous opportunity and strongly recommend you to take all classes or as many as you can, as we work concentrating on specific orishas, building from the base, widening and heightening our knowledge!

Here’s a reminder of what we did last time:

WELCOME!

The workshops will be held as usual at DOCH, Brinellvägen 58.

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Saturday 31 August

12.00-12.55: Elegguá

13.00-13.55 Yemayá

14.05-15.00 chachalukafun

15.05-16.00: Oyá

Sunday 01 September

11.00-11.55 Elegguá

12.00-12.55: Yemayá

13.00-14.00: Oyá


Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García 25-26 May 2019

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García

25-26 May 2019

Foto: Sara Lüdtke 

INTRODUCING A NEW CONCEPT! Together with one of our favourite dancers and teachers, Yorgenis Danger García we initiate a project where “Yoyo” will come back regularly to Stockholm to work intensively and methodically to build our theoretical knowledge and dance technique and skills. Instead of a regular workshop we will this time focus on three orishas – Eleggua, Yemayá and Oyá, to really go deep into the dance and work on essential elements in Yoruba – like torso and bounce, and of course the different rhythms, especially chachalukafun which very many students find it hard to master. We will also take time to study the theory behind the music, songs and dance.

Yoyo with his extensive knowledge, extraordinary pedagogical skills and great willingness to share his culture is a perfect guide on this adventure into the depths of the Yoruba world!

Saturday we start with Elegguá who owns all roads, crossroads and doors. Without his help nothing is possible. He is the messenger between heaven and earth, and is said to be present everywhere and at all times, watching us humans and all our actions. He is generally represented as a child, mischievous and playful. His colours are black and red, and in some cases black and white.

We go on with Yemayá, mistress of the sea, serious and powerful. Her dance represents the movements of the ocean, from calm and tranquil to huge waves hitting against the rocks. She is also the great mother figure, mother to all living things and her character is nurturing and protective. Her colours are different shades of blue with white and silver.

After that we will take the opportunity to concentrate on chachalukafun, with the ambition to help everybody master this tricky rhythm!

We finish the day with Oyá, a fierce and powerful female warrior. She keeps the gates of the cemetery and controls the dead. She is mistress of the storms and lightning (centellas) and dances wielding her black iruke and when she goes to war her machete.

Sunday we pick up where we left off, bearing in mind the motto of “repetition is the mother of all learning!” – repeating and perfecting what we achieved on Saturday and adding some new elements.

This will be huge learning experience, so take the chance to make the most of this opportunity! We strongly recommend you to take all classes or as many as you can, as we work concentrating on specific orishas, building from the base, widening and heightening our knowledge!

WELCOME!

The workshops will be held as usual at DOCH, Brinellvägen 58, but without Euro Rumba Ashé this time. They will come back from time to time to add a bit of extra flavour!

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Saturday 25 May

13.00-13.55: Elegguá

14.00-14.50 Yemayá

15.10-16.00 Chachalukafun

16.05-17.00: Oyá

Sunday 26 May

11.00-11.55 Elegguá

12.00-12.55: Yemayá

13.00-14.00: Oyá