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Afro House

With Azzam, Genny and Angelica 

Dance Workshop

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 CanYouAfro?.

In the Centre for Creativity | Sydney Opera House Presents | Workshop

"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)

Get your AfroHouse groove on...

Join us for a warm-up ahead of your Saturday night-out! Learn infectious moves from Azzam Mohamed, Geny and Angelica from CanYouAfro?.

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

Meet the Artists...

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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 Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking 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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