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

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García 15-17 February 2019

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García

15-17 February 2019

It’s with huge pleasure we invite you to a true Cuban dance weekend with one of our favourite dancers and teachers, Yorgenis Danger García!

“Yoyo” has loads of knowledge and enthusiasm and is committed to sharing that with you and help you on your way to plunge deeper into the Afro-Cuban culture and develop your dancing.

This time we start off FRIDAY NIGHT in a playful and energizing way with SALSA con AFRO, RUMBA y SON! A great way to kick off the weekend!

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 colour is different shades of blue with white and silver.

We finish the day with güiro, which is a different rhythm played not with batá drums but with one drum (tumbadora or conga), one guataca (cow bell) and three chekeré.   You can dance to all the different orishas with güiro, doing all the different steps that you do when you dance to batá drums. The rhythm stays the same, but the song changes.

Sunday we start with rumba – guaguancó, the playful game between man and woman where he tries to conquer her, with a “vacunao”, and she teases and seduces him and at the same time protects herself.

Then we go back to yoruba with the orisha Shangó, He is master of lightning, thunder and fire, as well as drums and dancing and male virility, and considered a king in the yoruba religion. When he dances he brings down the lightnings to his crotch to show his strength and virility! His colours are red and white (just as you can see in the photo of Yoyo).

We finish the day with palo, from the congo religion and culture. An extremely powerful and engaging dance where you work with the spirits of the dead and the earth, or go to war!

As always live music by Euro rumba ashé!

We also have a special treat SATURDAY NIGHT! To give a taste of “the real thing” and show you when it is you actually do these dances we are doing an authentic “TAMBOR” – a ceremony where you make offerings to the orishas and play, sing and dance for them. This is an opportunity not to be missed! More info when you sign up for the workshop!


  

 

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Friday 15 February

18.00-20.00 Salsa con afro, rumba y son – OBS! Studio Salsa Västmannagatan 46

Saturday 16 February

11.00-12.00 Elegguá

12.15-13.15: Yemayá

13.30-14.30: Güiro

Sunday 17 February

11.00-12.00 Rumba – guaguancó

12.15-13.15: Shangó

13.30-14.30: Congo – palo


Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García

15-17 February 2019

It’s with huge pleasure we invite you to a true Cuban dance weekend with one of our favourite dancers and teachers, Yorgenis Danger García!

“Yoyo” has loads of knowledge and enthusiasm and is committed to sharing that with you and help you on your way to plunge deeper into the Afro-Cuban culture and develop your dancing.

This time we start off FRIDAY NIGHT in a playful and energizing way with SALSA con AFRO, RUMBA y SON! A great way to kick off the weekend!

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 colour is different shades of blue with white and silver.

We finish the day with güiro, which is a different rhythm played not with batá drums but with one drum (tumbadora or conga), one guataca (cow bell) and three chekeré.   You can dance to all the different orishas with güiro, doing all the different steps that you do when you dance to batá drums. The rhythm stays the same, but the song changes.

Sunday we start with rumba – guaguancó, the playful game between man and woman where he tries to conquer her, with a “vacunao”, and she teases and seduces him and at the same time protects herself.

Then we go back to yoruba with the orisha Shangó, He is master of lightning, thunder and fire, as well as drums and dancing and male virility, and considered a king in the yoruba religion. When he dances he brings down the lightnings to his crotch to show his strength and virility! His colours are red and white (just as you can see in the photo of Yoyo).

We finish the day with palo, from the congo religion and culture. An extremely powerful and engaging dance where you work with the spirits of the dead and the earth, or go to war!

As always live music by Euro rumba ashé!

We also have a special treat SATURDAY NIGHT! To give a taste of “the real thing” and show you when it is you actually do these dances we are doing an authentic “TAMBOR” – a ceremony where you make offerings to the orishas and play, sing and dance for them. This is an opportunity not to be missed! More info when you sign up for the workshop!


  

 

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Friday 15 February

18.00-20.00 Salsa con afro, rumba y son – OBS! Studio Salsa Västmannagatan 46

Saturday 16 February

11.00-12.00 Elegguá

12.15-13.15: Yemayá

13.30-14.30: Güiro

Sunday 17 February

11.00-12.00 Rumba – guaguancó

12.15-13.15: Shangó

13.30-14.30: Congo – palo


Alfredo García Nov 2018

Alfredo García González

24-25 November 2018

Foto: Sara Lüdtke

It’s been a while – too long! – but now we have the great pleasure of welcoming back the brilliant Alfredo García Gonzalez to Stockholm! Below you can get a taste of what we did the last time.

Alfredo’s deep knowledge and desire to share it with you, along with his great teaching skills and attention to details, will help you a long way in developing your own dance and proficiency.

Saturday we dedicate to the YORUBA ORISHAS (deities), with live music by Euro rumba ashé!

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.

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.

We finish the day with Changó, a real he-man! He is master of lightning, thunder and fire, as well as drums and dancing and male virility, and considered a king in the yoruba religion. When he dances he brings down the lightnings to his crotch to show his strength and virility!

Sunday you will have the chance to dance Cuban contemporary! Alfredo has a solid training from the National school of art in Cuba (ENA) and has worked in several dance companies in Germany as well as Ballets Jazz Montreal. It’s recommendable, but not requiered, that you have some experience from for instance contemporary or jazz, to make the most of the class. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Then we go back to yoruba with the orisha Obbatalá, father of all the orishas and all humans, and master of all heads, as he was the one who molded the human bodies. He represents justice, peace and harmony and is a much respected and revered orisha.

We finish the day with arará , another religion and ethnic group, originating from the old kingdom of Dahomey, today’s Benin. We dance Gebioso who corresponds to Changó in yoruba, so you will have the opportunity to see and learn the difference in movement, musicality and expression.

To make the weekend complete, Saturday night there is a concert with LOS VAN VAN!  https://www.facebook.com/events/169542317067453/

We can offer tickets to a reduced price (450 SEK), just let us know!


  

 

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Saturday 24 November

12.00-13.00 Elegguá

13.15-14.15: Oyá

15.30-16.30: Changó

Sunday 25 November

11.00-12.15 Contemporary

12.30-13.30: Obatalá

13.45-14.45: Gebioso (arará)

Madeline Rodríguez April 2018

Madeline Rodríguez
14-15 April 2018

Foto: Madeline Rodriguez

We are extremely happy to welcome back the wonderful Madeline Rodríquez to Stockholm and repeat the success from November last year! Below you can get a taste of what we did then.

Madeline’s great knowledge and enthusiasm along with her enchanting personality and inexhaustible energy will give you a truly rewarding dancing and learning experience!

Saturday we start with the yoruba orisha (deity) Elegguá who opens the doors into the Afro-Cuban world for us. The next two hours we dedicate to rumba, the soul of Cuba and part of Unesco’s world cultural heritage. We do both guaguancó and columbia –  Madeline is one the female teachers who dance a mean columbia! Just watch the video and you’ll see!

Sunday we dance two orishas, Oggún and Yemayá,  focusing on technique as well as musicality and expression. We finish the day with palo – powerful, energetic and  expressive! See schedule below.


  

Live music by our fantastic percussionists from Euro Rumba Ashé – oficial!

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12.00-13.00 Elegguá
Level: everyone

13.15-14.15   Guaguancó
Level: everyone

14.30-15.30   Columbia
Level: everyone

Sunday 15 April:
12.00-13.00   Oggún
Level: intermediate

13.15-14.15   Yemayá
Level: intermediate

14.30-15.30   Palo
Level: intermediate



Payment deadline 6 April:
SWISH +46 704164599
Plusgiro: 78 80 73-5 
(recipient: AB C Rieback. Don’t forget to write your name. Or we cannot guarantee your booking).
Overseas payment, please contact Charlotte Rieback: rieback@yahoo.com

Foto: Madeline Rodríguez

 

Héctor Oviedo 24-25 February 2018

Héctor Oviedo –

24-25 February 2018

It is our great privilege to welcome back the renowned Héctor Oviedo to Stockholm!

With patience, humour and inexhaustible energy he will share his great knowledge and joy of dancing with us!

Saturday we will have two hours of rumba, the soul of Cuba and part of Unesco’s world cultural heritage, both guaguancó and columbia – in which Héctor excels! We finish the Saturday classes with gagá, an Afro-Haitian, festive and very energetic dance!

Sunday we dedicate to the orishas Oshún, Yemayá and Changó from the Yoruba religion. To deepen and expand our knowledge we will start each class with singing the different chants belonging to that specific orisha. See schedule below!


  

As always, live music by our fantastic percussionists from Euro Rumba Ashé – oficial. Follow us on Facebook

Schedule:

Saturday 24 February:
12.00-12.50  Rumba – guaguancó
Level: everyone

13.00-13.50   Rumba – columbia
Level: everyone

14.00-15.00   Gagá
Level: everyone

Sunday 25 February:
12.00-13.00   Oshún
Level: intermediate

13.15-14.15   Yemayá
Level: intermediate

14.30-15.30   Changó
Level: intermediate

Take a look at what we did!:

Watch Héctor dancing columbia – a true maestro!

 

Madeline Rodríguez – November 2017

Madeline Rodríguez
18-19 November 2017

Foto: Madeline Rodríguez

It is our great pleasure to welcome the wonderful Madeline Rodríquez to Stockholm!

With her exceptional experience, energy and teaching skills she will give you a dance weekend to remember!

Saturday we dig into rumba, the soul of Cuba and part of Unesco’s world cultural heritage, working from the basic and all-important technique through guaguancó to columbia – one of Madeline’s specialities!

Sunday we decicate to the female orishas, Oshún, Yemayá and Oyá, focusing on technique as well as musicality and expression. See schedule below!


  

Live music by our fantastic percussionists from Euro Rumba Ashé – oficial and special guest directly from Matanzas, Cuba! Follow us on Facebook

Saturday night there will be an exclusive PARTY for workshop participants and guests!

Place:  Flamenco Center, Torsgatan 8A

Time: 20.00-01.00

“RUMBA ABIERTA” with musicians from Euro Rumba Ashé.  Take the chance to practice your new rumba skills!

CHEAP DRINKS at the bar!

SALSA MUSIC with our own DJ “Mickelito”!

Bring a friend or two (price for non-workshop participants 80:-, Swish or cash) and join us for a great evening!

VÄLKOMNA! WELCOME! BIENVENIDOS!

Bits and pieces from the workshop – enjoy!


Saturday 18 November:
12.00-12.50  Rumba (technique)
Level: everyone

13.00-13.50   Guaguancó
Level: everyone

14.00-15.00   Columbia
Level: everyone

Sunday 19 November:
12.00-12.50   Oshún
Level: intermediate

13.00-13.50   Yemaya
Level: intermediate

14.00-15.00   Oyá
Level: intermediate



Payment deadline 13 November:
SWISH +46 704164599
Plusgiro: 78 80 73-5 
(recipient: AB C Rieback. Don’t forget to write your name. Or we cannot guarantee your booking).
Overseas payment, please contact Charlotte Rieback: rieback@yahoo.com

Foto: Madeline Rodríguez

Alfredo García – Sept 2017

Alfredo García González
16-17 September 2017

Alfredo García González. Photo: Tumbao Pix

One of our favourite teachers is back to guide us into the world of Afro-Cuban dance traditions. He has danced in Folklórico Conjunto Nacional de Cuba and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal and is, as many of you know, a rarely knowledgeable, inspiring and enthusiastic teacher.


  

Live music by our fantastic percussionists from Euro Rumba Ashé. Follow us on Facebook (see button to the right)!


Between classes we sell sandwiches (veg. choices too), juice, water, fruit, chocolate, nuts, tea and coffee. Pay with SWISH or cash.


Saturday 16 September:
12.00-12.50  Rumba (Yambu)
Level: everyone

13.00-13.50   Makuta
Level: everyone

14.00-15.00   Palo
level: everyone

Sunday 17 September:
12.00-12.50   Obatalá
Level: intermediate

13.00-13.50   Oggún
Level: intermediate

14.00-15.00   Shango
Level: intermediate


  

Social media – yes! 
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Please share on social media. Rieback Dance will be photographing and filming during the workshops. Just let us know in advance if you don´t want to participate.  Welcome!


Film & photos: Sara Lüdtke
The group photo: Shirley González Gácita

Photos and film: Sara Lüdtke


Payment deadline 11 September:
SWISH +46 704164599
Plusgiro: 788073-5
(recipient: AB C Rieback. Don’t forget to write your name. Or we cannot guarantee your booking).
Overseas payment, please contact Charlotte Rieback: rieback@yahoo.com


 

Yoyo – April 2017

“YOYO” 29-30 April 2017

Photo: TimbaParaTi

Film and photos: Sara Lüdtke

RETURN OF A FAVOURITE! Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García will return to Stockholm for another magical dance weekend! We will dance to live music that gives that extra energy and inspiration and lifts the heart!

Saturday 29 APRIL
13.00-14.30 Rumba
14.30-15.15 Arará
15.15-16.00 Palo (Congo)
Level: everyone
*LIVE MUSIC*

Sunday 30 April
12.00-13.00 Eleguá
13-14 Ochosi
14-15 Oyá
Level: intermediate/advanced
*LIVE MUSIC*


New in the game? Here’s a short overview

* Rumba could be called the soul of Cuba. A secular, sensual – not to say sexual – and playful dance, where the man and the woman interact with each other. The woman entices the man with sensual, inviting movements and the man, improvising and showing off tries to trick her and “vacunar”, i.e “inject” her (get her pregnant) and she protects herself by covering her crotch with her skirt, her hand or a shawl.
* Orisha dances (from the Yoruba culture) on the other hand have a religious content. In these dances you dance for and represent a certain deity, such as Eleggua, the messenger between heaven and earth who opens and closes doorways and paths. Ochosi is the god of hunting, and Oyá is the keeper of the dead and lives at the entrance of the graveyard.
* Arará (from the ancient kingdom of Dahomey) is similar to the Yoruba religion, with more or less the same deities but with different names, and the music and instruments, as well as the movements differ.
* Palo (together with the secular dances yuka and makuta) has its origins in Congo and the Bantú people. Worshipping the dead and your ancestors is an all important part of the tradition, and the music and the dance are very intense, powerful and suggestive.

Musicians: 


Guest percussionist Tomás Jr Jimeno will play live drums during the whole workshop. He has played in Conjunto Folclórico Nacional, Yoruba Andabo, Clave y Guaguancó and Muñequitos de Matanzas among others. An extremely prestigious CV…  Here in Sweden he was the leader of the group Obbara Iré, plus he has played at numerous festivals throughout Europe.


Euro Rumba Ashé is always playing at Rieback Dance workshops. This weekend Juan Carlos Sierra Hernandez and Chiqui Dixon will play for us.

Photo: TimbaParaTi. YOYO dancing Shango.

Click here for reservation and we will confirm by email as soon as your payment is placed. Plusgirokonto: 788073-5 payment to AB C RIEBACK. Final day for payment: Friday 21 April

Hector Oviedo – Feb 2017

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An Afro-Cuban dance explosion with one of Europe´s most sought after Cuban dance teachers – Hector Oviedo! Hector has been a member of Raíces profundas, Conjunto Folclórico Nacional och Yoruba Andabo, where he was both a dancer and choreographer for many years. Educated at ENA, (Escuela Nacional de Arte) and ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte), leader of the famous band Habana 7. Hector travels weekly all over the world as dance teacher and percussionist.

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This weekend he will lead you through Rumba and Afro-Cuban dances such as guaguancó och columbia, congo (yuca och palo), arará, Oggún och Oyá.
Rieback Cuban team member Diasmanin Silva Semanat will be co-teacher during the rumba.

Saturday 4 February
12.00-13.50 Rumba (Guaguancó + Columbia)
14.00-16.00 Congo (Yuca och palo)
Level: everyone
*LIVE MUSIC*

Sunday 5 February
12.00-15.00 Arará, Oggún+Oyá
Level: intermediate/advanced
*LIVE MUSIC*

Copyright:Mikhail Kargapoltsev 2016
Hector Oviedo dancing Oggun. Photo copyright: Mikhail Kargapoltsev 2016