African, Afro-contemporaine and Afro-flow dance Utrecht

Ayaovi Kokousse (Togo) teaches West-African, Afro-contemporaine and Afro-flow dance and Sidy Lamine Diouf teaches djembé at Wednesday evenings and Friday evenings. For more information about the backgrounds of West-African dance and Afro-contemporaine dance, see Vision.

 

WEDNESDAY LESSONS: Atelier Werkspoor, Nijverheidsweg 16C, Utrecht

Enter the Nijverheidsweg 16. Go around the building to the left. Right around the corner (rear of the building) you can park your car or bicycle. Once more, turn right around the corner to find the entrance!

 

FRIDAY LESSONS: Sophies Palace, Bemuurde Weerd OZ 13, Utrecht (next to the café ‘Muzieklokaal’).
Ring the bell at: TROONZAAL. There is a dressing room with showers available. Walk through the long hallway and you will hear the rhythm of the percussion…!

 

 

THE NEW COURSE IS STARTING WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER AND FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2018!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLASSES; SEE BELOW!
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE DJEMBÉ CLASSES FROM SIDY: CLICK HERE

 

Ayaovi’s dance classes are energetic. The dances are based on the traditions of the Ewe (from Togo and Benin) and contemporary modern dance. The earthly and energetic classes are musically supported by vocals and swinging live percussion with typical instruments and rhythms from Bénin/Togo/Senegal, by the percussionists: Sidy, Mohamed, Malick, Fabian Jeroen and Alexander.

 

COURSE 3: 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 – 14 DECEMBER 2018

(24 and 26 October NO CLASSES!)

 

On Friday 14 December we will have a party with a workshop and presentations from and for áll students of this course! (the students of Wednesdays and Fridays, so please write this down in your agenda!)

 

Wednesday 19:00 – 20:15 Afro-contemporaine dance class by Ayaovi

Location: Atelier Werkspoor, Danszaal, Nijverheidsweg 16C, Utrecht.

 

In this dance class traditional West-African and modern western dance moves are mixed in a controlled style, supported by live music. You will be working on focus, body awareness and timing in a choreography, together with the percussionists.

 

Course price: €185,- (14 classes + party)

 

 

 

Wednesday 20.15 – 21.45 Afro-Flow by Ayaovi

Location: Atelier Werkspoor, Danszaal, Nijverheidsweg 16C, Utrecht.

 

EXPERIENCE the African groove in this dynamic class wherein the music rarely stops and we are dancing without mirrors! This class focuses on the experience and the feeling of dancing, we are not focused on how it looks. In this way you will get into the African flow. You will learn typical African steps, you will sing, but you don’t have to remember a choreography. The rhythm will carry you through tiredness and helps you to get deep into your body and to be a part of the dance circle.

 

Course price: €210,- (14 classes + party)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 19.15 – 20.45 Afro-Flow & traditional African dance by Ayaovi

Location: Sophies Kunstprojecten, Troonzaal, Bemuurde Weerd OZ 13, Utrecht.

 

This is a combination class of Afro-Flow and traditional African dance! We are getting into the FLOW first, then we will be working on choreographies from West-Africa to improve our African dance technique. We will have a good flow session for about an hour, before we will continue with the choreography. With full commitment we will learn dance steps and songs and we will be dancing the choreography in interaction with the percussionists!

 

Course price: €195,- (13 classes + party)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 20.45 – 22.15 Ablodé Gbada: Traditional and Afro-contemporaine dance/djembe: advanced class by Ayaovi

 

In this  advanced class we are working on technique, choreography (traditional and afro-contemporary), body-awareness, interaction, energy, appearance, improvisation, feeling and knowledge of rhythm (sometimes you will play a little bit of percussion yourself) and vocals.

 

Please contact us in advance if you are interested to participate in the advanced class.

 

Course price dancers: €195 (13 classes + party)
Course price percussionists: €125 (13 classes + party)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCOUNT: students and U-pas: €15 discount for the whole course
TRY OUT class: €10

 

When you subscribe for 2 courses (or more) in the same period, you will get a discount of €60,- per extra course.
When you subscribe for 1 dance course and 1 djembé course in the same period, you will get a discount of  €45,-.

 

Subscription: per course, cash in the first class of the course. Please sent an email with your name, address, phone number and the name of the course to: info@foretsacree.nl