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Easter Festival 2017: Workshopleader

African Roots & Traditional Mozambican Dance

Lisa Josefsson, dance teacher and performer, believes that dancing is that moment when there is nothing else but your body, the rhythm and the dancers around you.

Dancing in its original form is an expression of an emotion rather than something created for the stage. Lisa works with different dance forms such as traditional African dances, Blues and Swing, where dancing is a shortcut to feeling free. Mozambican traditional dances, which Lisa is specialized in, are often related to traditional ceremonies where the drum rhythms and the powerful movement lead to a deep spiritual presence with oneself and with fellow dancers. You can be sad, happy or excited, but be prepared this might change along the way...

Lisa feels grateful to her dance company Hodi Maputo Afro Swing in Mozambique who are always present through her when she dances. During the festival Lisa will teach with Celso Paco, performer and musician from Mozambique.