Mixed Roots Scotland : African Dance Workshop

Mixed Roots Scotland : African Dance Workshop

Every Child is an Artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when you grow up ' (Pablo Picasso)

This concept is the basis for Fanny Heuten's first Scottish Masterclass!

Fanny Heuten has been teaching classes and workshops for more than 25 years and is best known for her passionate, idiosyncratic and explicit way of teaching.

Her focus is primarily on African dance, but she also has an interest in other dance styles, where she has intensively immersed herself and through which she developed a unique dance style.

The constant search for a body language, looking for different colors, putting expression and emotions in dance, are key elements in her workshops.

Whilst on one hand, she pays attention to the grounding of dance, the development of the sense of rhythm, the impulses, the letting go, isolation techniques, looking for the actions and reactions of impulses and movements, resulting in the development of your own dance language.

On the other hand, the repetitiveness of basic movements is important to arrive at the essence of African dance: to absorb, to let through and to give energy. The experience is separate from the technique and is very personal. 

The interaction between dancers and musicians is essential in the workshops and lessons. Fanny always uses a professional team of musicians for this.

In this occasion Fanny is coming with her drummer, Massimo Palumbo who, together with our local drummers, will make us vibrate in this intensive dance weekend!


Date and times

9-10th March 2019

- Sat 9th March, 3pm-7pm (G25 Project, St Margaret's house, 151 London Road, EH7 6AE, Edinburgh)

- Sun 10th March, 11am-3pm (South Side Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER, Edinburgh)

Full weekend - £80 (It is possible to attend one day only)


If you have any question please contact us by Facebook - Mixed Roots Scotland or send us an email to mixedrootsscotland@gmail.com

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