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:


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

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

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.


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


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.

Photos and videos may be used for non-commercial purposes with photo cred.

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

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

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

Yoyo – Dec 2016


Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García
Afro-Cuban/Haitian & Rumba workshop

3-4 DECEMBER 2016

December 3rd
BIGGEST RUMBA PARTY IN SWEDEN!! At Scalateatern in Stockholm city!!!
We all meet at Scalateatern at 21.00 for a drink with Yoyo. Welcome!


About Yoyo and the workshop


Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García – a brilliant dancer and teacher who has inspired dancers all over Europe. Former dancer of ISA danza (Cuba), Folklórico de Cienfuegos (Cuba) and Yoldance (Cuba). Now it is our privilege to welcome him to Stockholm! His enthusiasm, contagious energy and methodical teaching will take your dance to a new level!

Diasmanin Silva Semanat
Diasmanin Silva Semanat – co-teacher for the rumba class and part of the Rieback Cuban team. A maestra of all Afro-Cuban dances. Learn genuine female movements and style!


Rumba classes – let´s bring rumba to the people!

We want to inspire more people to discover, feel and dance rumba – the Cuban soul. Rumba is proposed to UNESCO´s World Cultural Heritage!
Level: everyone Teachers: Yoyo and Diasmanin

Afro-Cuban classes 

In the Afro classes we will focus on Orishas and Afro-Haitian dance. Dancing orishas is about going into a particular character – here we focus on expression and technique. Gagá (Afro-Haitian) is a traditional, festive and energetic dance. 
Level: intermediate + advanced Teacher: Yoyo

Saturday 3 Dec
12.00-13.50 Rumba (Yambú + Guaguancó) 

14.00-16.00 Afro-Cuban Orishas (Eleguá + Ochosi)


Sunday 4 Dec
11.00-12.50 Afro-Cuban Orishas (Obbatalá + Oyá)
13.00-14.00 Afro-Haitian (Gagá)

Click here for reservation and we will confirm by email as soon as your payment is placed. Final day for payment: Friday 25 November

Payments to AB C RIEBACK
Plusgiro 788073-5
IBAN: SE11 9500 0099 6034 0788 0735
SWISH in advance available – click above

Yorgenis “Yoyo” Danger García dances for Eleggua at Festival de Cuba, Stuttgart 2014. Film by Sebastian Zeising.

Alfredo García – Sept 2016

Alfredo García 2016 Foto: Sara Lüdtke
Alfredo García González with workshop dancers.
©Rieback Dance/Sara Lüdtke

Alfredo García González
10-11 September 2016

Afro-Cuban workshop with Alfredo García González 10-11 September 2016, Stockholm.
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.

This weekend focused on technical skills and the different dance styles of Arará, Congo and Yoruba.
Saturday 10 September we focused on orishas: Eleggua, Oyá, Oshún and Shangó. We had live percussion by Juan Carlos Sierra Hernandez, Chiqui Dixon and a fantastic guest: Danel Osmin who is in Stockholm to tour with the Swedish-Cuban dance company Somos.
Sunday 11 September we focused on Afro contemporáneo, arará and palo.

Alfredo left us a message after the weekend:
“Chicas, no tengo palabras para describir el pasado fin de semana. Ustedes si tienen el deseo, la pasion y las ganas de bailar afrocubano. Your energy, your knowledge, your style is oustanding. I really enjoyed every second i spent with you and we definitely gonna repeat it, because with people like you is more than fun to work with. I can easily say to the whole World, to watch out for the Scandinavian countries, because you girl have the power to prove it. Gracias a todos los que participaron en este pequeno y lindo evento. Mil bendiciones a todos. /Alfredo”

Film from the workshop. Photo: Sara Lüdtke/Rieback Dance

Film for promoting the workshop in Stockholm. Photo: Sara Lüdtke/Rieback Dance

Photos and videos may be used for non-commercial purposes with photo cred. Please, name the photographer.