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    Mix & Move: Baile Funk Culture

    free
    Accessible
    Fri 15 Sep, 1pm
    The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
    Performance & dance
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    Two women dancing together

    Learn some new dance moves and discover Brazil’s baile funk music and culture at this free, inclusive event designed for all ages and abilities.

    This Mix & Move session sees our brilliant hosts Damien Anyasi and Natasha Khamjani joined by members of Baile Funk Culture for an afternoon immersed in a genre which originated in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas and is deeply connected with the African diaspora.

    Instructors Nana Yaa Dufie Crawford and Dani Harris-Walters guide you through dance routines, from a warm-up and breathwork to routine flow and freestyle. You don’t need any experience and there’s no need to bring a partner. Seated movement options are provided too, allowing everyone to join in.

    We love to see generations young, old and in between getting together and dancing – so bring the whole family!

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    Our Mix & Move dances are great for older adults and parents with young children, but all ages are welcome.

    Seated movement options are available. Please get in touch if you have any specific access requirements.

    You can join our free Access Scheme through your online Southbank Centre account or via email.
    Find out more about our Access Scheme

    Dates & times

    Fri 15 Sep, 1pm

    Price

    • Standard entryFree

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