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

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