Movement Practice: Afro Moves with Zahra Badua

Movement Practice: Afro Moves with Zahra Badua

This International Dance Day, join us for an exciting movement practice with Zahra Badua as we learn some afro moves!

When: Thursday, April 29, 2020

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm CDT

Where: Online over Zoom

This is a FREE event, all are welcome. Click HERE to register.

About This Month’s Movement Practice:

YLDE invites all movers and thinkers to learn new skills, experience alternative pathways, and engage in dialogue at our free Movement Practice sessions. At every session a different guest is invited to share whatever is currently inspiring them about their movement practice, bringing their own unique knowledge, experience, and inquiry to the floor.

In this movement practice session, Zahra will lead attendees in African street dance styles. The session will be an introduction to Afro moves, vocabulary, and grooves. The attendees will learn core-based Afro movements including body isolations, hip movements, and footwork.

About Zahra Badua:

Zahra Badua is a Ghanaian dancer/teacher/choreographer originally from Montreal, Quebec. Her passion for dance started at a very young age as a means to learn and understand her African heritage. Through discovery and training, she is skilled in Traditional West African, Afro-Caribbean folklore, Afrobeats and soca. 

Now based in Toronto, Zahra teaches and performs all over the city with several dance companies such as Coco Collective, Alpha Rhythms and Roots, and BlackStars Collective. In addition, Zahra established an educational and performance based company called ZahraMoves. The goal for her classes/workshops is to educate her students, to promote and preserve the culture and dances from the African Diaspora. She also uses her company to spread joy, promote togetherness, self-expression, and confidence building. To learn more, please visit ZahraMoves Website.

YLDE’s programming is made possible with the generous support from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts.

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