Afro Urban Society x Bakanal de Afrique presents
11/18 | 12-1:30PM | Afrobeats Mega
Afrobeats Dance workshop with LydRock & Philip Agyapong
Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A
428 Alice St, Oakland
Afrobeats Dance Workshop with the finest dancers in the game. Representing Ghana and embodying West Africa, this duo will take you on a journey with the hottest moves and choreo in Afrobeats. All you need is your readiness for fun and sweat!
This event is presented as part of the Afro Urban Society's 2018 Bakanal de Afrique, Afro Urban Festival www.bakanaldeafrique.com
Lydia 'LydRock' Rockson is a dancer and choreographer with a passion for contemporary and cultural African dance. Born in Tema, Ghana, raised in New York and Fort Worth, Texas and currently living in Houston, Texas, Lydia has been dancing all her life. A psychology graduate of University of Houston, Lyd started professionally dancing in her freshman year and since then has developed her signature 'AfriRock' style, a mix of hip hop and new African dance. She currently teaches classes, and performs with top names in the industry including Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Dbanj, Mr. Eazi and Tekno to name a few. LydRock's creative prowess surpasses the dance floor, she also has an eye for fashion and styling. Guided by the quote "I'll rather try and fail than to not try at all", her goal is to tour the world teaching and empowering dancers and non dancers alike to aspire to be more than their current situation while cultivating and spreading the culture!
Philip Amo Agyapong is a Dance teacher and researcher from Ghana and currently living in California – USA. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Theatre Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Ghana. After his graduate studies, Philip served as an Assistant Lecturer in the same University for two (2) years. During his position as faculty in the University of Ghana, he produced dance works such as “Su-Ban”, “Akogo”, and “Ritual” from his research scope “Dance and Ethics in Ghanaian Festivals”. Currently, Philip teaches African Traditional dance forms (both theory and practical), African Popular dance and Contemporary African dance in Schools across the Bay Area and beyond. He further practices and performs with dance companies such as Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, African Music and Dance Ensemble and Afro-Urban Society all in the Bay Area – CA.
Bakanal de Afrique (BdA), is an Afro Urban festival. The gifted child of Afro Urban Society, BdA brings us together across cultures, and showcases new, emerging and underground urban art, culture and people through performance, workshops, visual media and conversations. The festival features multiple days of events in collaboration with artists and various organizational partners.