Dance As A Tool for Healing: A Workshop

25 February 2017 (15:00 - 17:00) Alt Sanat Mekâni

Bboy Neguin will take you on a journey through the transformative powers of dance, from body to mind, soul to energy. Fusing techniques, philosophies and concepts of the dance-oriented African martial art Capoeira, Hip Hop, and Break Dance you will learn authentic ways to express yourself and your creativity and use music as a healing tool. Open level, all ages welcome. Limited to 40 people. Tickets will be on sale at & not at the door. 

Capoeira African slaves in Brazil in the 16th century developed Capoeira as a ‘Road to Freedom.’ They camouflaged themselves with dance, while using their bodies as a weapon. The necessity of hiding or conealing themselves turned Capoeira into their life philosophy and culture.

Hip Hop Hip Hop is a culture and lifestyle that evolved among minorities living in the USA under tough and impoverished conditions. Drawing influence from Blues, Funk, Soul and Jazz, Hip Hop emerged spontaneously around the late 70s, improvised by people who felt a need to express and entertain themselves.

Break Dance A style of acrobatic dancing originating in the mid-70s, often performed to rap music, usually by teenage males in the streets. It’s characterized by intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning headstands, tumbling and elaborate improvised movements.

Who is Bboy Neguin? The most coveted championships in the world; Red Bull BC One prize winner, internationally renowned Brazilian dancer, choreographer, martial arts master and occasional actor Fabiano “Bboy Neguin” Lopes is one of the most distinguished talents in the history of Break Dance. Neguin is famous for his unique blend of Capoeira acrobatics with his breathtaking Bboy stunts, but he is also a master of several other dance techniques such as Hip Hop, House and Tricking. Neguin has toured with big stars like Madonna (MDNA world tour) Marcelo D2 and Jeniffer Lopez; performed internationally on MTV, ABDC, WOD and Battle of the Year, and won many awards

Workshop Supervisor: Bboy Neguin

Fee: 20 TL

Language: English (Turkish Translation)