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Afro House Dance

With Azzam, Genny and Angelica 

Turn up ready to move with great artists, music and views of the Harbour and warm-up your night out with some infectious moves from Azzam Mohamed, Genny and Angelica from Riddim Nation.

In the Centre for Creatvity | Sydney Opera House Presents | Kids & Families

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Patrons aged 16 years and over entering the building or attending the Opera House’s bars and restaurants are required to be fully vaccinated unless lawfully exempt (under 16s not fully vaccinated must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household);
  • QR code check-in – all patrons and their guests must continue to check-in using the Service NSW QR code;   
  • Face masks are required for patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

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"Find a venue, put a sound system in there, a few lights, sell tickets, then have a great party."
 
Vinny Da Vinci (The Godfather of South African House Music)

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Get your AfroHouse groove on...

Join us for a pre-Saturday night-out warm up, learning some infectious moves from Azzam Mohamed, Geny and Angelica from CanYouAfro, with Azzam recently seen on the Opera House stages in Two Crews.

This class is designed for beginners, and for anyone keen to learn some new dance moves. Azzam and his crew will share different African dance styles and sounds, and then go in depth into AfroHouse moves.

Dance styles include Ndombolo; Pantsula, Coupé-décalé, Eskista, and teaching Afrohouse steps. Turn up ready to move with great artists, music and views of Sydney Harbour.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

More about Azzam Mohamed...

Azzam Mohamed, also known as Shazam, is a dancer, performer, and educator. He has been dancing for more than 12 years, and has trained in an array of different dance styles, from traditional cultural African dances like Afro House, Pantsula and Ndombolo to street dance styles such as Hip Hop, Popping and House. Additionally, He recently won Australia’s largest street dance competition, Destructive Steps in the Bonnie & Clyde Category in August 2019 and was invited to judge the Hip Hop category in 2020. As a teacher and mentor, he has been invited to conduct a weekend intensive at Dubbo Ballet Academy and the Australian Dance festival in 2018. As a performer, he took part in a contemporary and street dance crossover production with Riddim Nation as part of Sydney Festival 2020 and Adelaide Festival 2020 - ‘Two Crews’, choreographed by Nick Power and composed by Jack Prest. He also choreographed ‘’Me, Myself, I’’ for Out of Iso, a series of short dance works presented by Intimate Spectacle, supported by City of Sydney at 107 Projects

More about Geny Navusi...

Geny Navuzi is a Belgium dancer and choreographer originally from Congo. Due to her rich culture and the environment she grew up in, she is been dancing since she was born. Throughout her journey, she picked up HipHop, House, Dancehall, and other street dance styles. She is well known in Sydney for her Afro-fusion classes and her intensive knowledge in variety of African dance styles such as Ndombolo, Kuduro, Azonto, Coupé-décalé and many more. She is the co-founder and organiser of Afrokultur festival in Belgium, which aims to put forward African Culture through, dance, music, fashion and food. In 2019, she travelled around Europe teaching Afro dance workshops in Belgium, Italy, Holland, France, and Luxembourg.

More about Angelica ‘Chika’ Osuji...

Angelica Osuji is also known as Chika. An artist and creative visionary, dancer, and choreographer based in Sydney Australia. She was born in Brazil and raised there and New Zealand. Her inspiration and creative expression are rooted in my black experience, in black history and culture. At 17 she found ballet and contemporary. she pursued them passionately graduated with a Bachelor of performing arts majoring in contemporary dance. She joined New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group founded by Neil Ieremia Black Grace. She travelled and worked professionally in New York in 2013 dancing with Swedish electro Pop duo Icona Pop. As life evolved so did my style which is now a great mix of capoeira, ballet, samba, tap dance, contemporary, dancehall and afro-fusion.

Venue Information

In line with the NSW Public Health Order, venue capacity is currently limited to 75%. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you may be seated directly alongside other patrons.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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