African Dance, Aug 8
African Dance, Aug 8
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018
PRE-REGISTRATION MANDATORY as the evening will only proceed if sufficient numbers.
Come and join us for rhythm and coordinated movement led by professional African dancer Mariane accompanied by live drummer, Kaze. African dance is unlike any other dance form. It’s primal, it’s universal and it’s fun! Drums pound, the air vibrates and your feet move. African dance is diverse, every movement has meaning, and offers full expression of ones body to tell stories from nature and life. African dance benefits though the release of anxiety and tension leaving a feeling of euphoria as you align the mind, body, spirit, rhythm and heart to the beat of live drums. You feel empowered and limitless. No experience necessary, come for one, come for all the classes.
Mariane Yande Diatta - Dance
Originally from Senegal, Mariane has travelled to pursue a career as a performance artist in HK for the last four years. She was born to dance and trained with Africa Djembe learning a wide variety of African dance styles then toured throughout Africa with the National Ballet of Senegal as well as CenCalabach.Since moving to HK she has focused on Ndombolo, Djembe and Sabar dance and has performed with African Drumming and Dance Connection for charities, local celebrities, fashion shows and corporate functions in HK and the region. The addition of costumes adds drama and excitement to her beloved dance art form. With a belief that sharing is caring she performs and hosts many workshops for local and international schools and teaches young people with learning disabilities through her company ‘Sharing African Drum Arena’. In her free time this mother of one hones her skills by studying other dance styles such as Street Dance, Samba and Zumba.
Kaze (Serge Francis) - Live Drumming
Serge Francis was born in Cameroon 43 years ago and studied at the University of Yaounde. Known as Kaze, his passion for the arts and drums was inspired by his uncle, a renowned local artist. Over the years he traveled through Africa and Europe eventually settling in Hong Kong where he is an accomplished artist, drummer and mixed media performer sharing his love for his culture and enthusiasm with all members of the community.
Pricing - HK$1500 for 6 sessions or drop in at HK$300 / session.
Booking - You may book online or make a deposit into our bank account Red Doors Studio Ltd HSBC 848685749838 and send us the confirmation slip.
Bring - Wear lose comfortable clothes that allow full range of movement. Be prepared for a workout, a small towel and covered water bottle too.
Getting here - By MTR, take the Wong Chuk Hang station on the South Island line, Exit B. Walk to very end of pedestrian overpass, down the flight of steps and turn left onto Yip Kan St. Walk to the third entrance (at the fire hydrant) and take lift to f/21. This is the back entrance of the building as the main entrance on Wong Chuk Hang Rd is closed at 1800. Parking in evening available on the street, during the day behind us at Southmark. Refer to the map on the website.
Entering the Studio - Feel free to enter 15 minutes before class begins. Leave shoes, bags, coats, phones and other personal belongings in the cubbies near the door. Ensure your phone is on silent (not just vibrate). If the studio door is closed, please do not disturb the occupants though.
Latecomers- Class will start on time. Sometimes it is unavoidable to be late. Enter quietly and make as little noise and fuss as possible.
Ending class - Please help us maintain the studio by returning all props to their original locations. Blankets are folded neatly in rectangles and stacked in the cupboards. Mats stacked neatly on the trolley. Take responsibility for washing your own tea cup. We wish you to feel as though the studio is an extension of your home and appreciate your attention and help in keeping it tidy, clean and welcoming.
Cancellations - If you are unable to attend a group event that you have registered for, you may call / email to reschedule up until 1500 or two hours before on the day of the event at no penalty. You may find a replacement or you may reschedule for a similarly priced event once within a period of six weeks from the registered event. Otherwise you will forfeit the fee and if paid by a package, it will be deducted from your total. Packages are valid for three months from date of purchase. You will be sent a reminder prior to their expiration date. They are non-extendable.
Gift vouchers - Are valid only for the purpose for which they were purchased and are not refundable.