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Performance & Workshop

Shonen - Éric Minh Cuong Castaing

WAKA PERFORMANCE - Friday, February 9, 7:30pm - 9pm

On February 9, the groundbreaking performance WAKA comes to the Netherlands. WAKA offers a vivid portrait of the Ugandan youth of "Waka Starz", who are determined to be part of the advancing world. During the performance, you will be taken to Wakaliga, a poor neighborhood in Uganda's capital, where the Waka Starz grew up. Racheal M, rising star of the Ugandan pop scene and leader of the group, has been invited by choreographer Éric Minh Cuong Castaing to tell the true story of their village, their aspirations, their beliefs and the meaning behind the lyrics and songs. Two stages between the Netherlands and Uganda will be connected via a livestream with real-time footage of the Waka Starz and the live performance in the Netherlands.

The performance will be in English or Swahili/Ugandese with partial subtitles in English and French.

Prior to the performance there will be an interview with Éric Minh about the development and creation of this project.


WAKA WORKSHOP - Thursday, February 8, 4pm - 5:30pm

The day before the performance of WAKA on Friday, February 9, a workshop for young people aged 11 to 17 will take place on Thursday, February 8. The workshop will be held by Éric Minh. Dive into the world of "clubbin' dance" and learn the cool choreographies that will be danced during the performance. No dance experience is required!

  • Participation in this workshop is €4,50
  • Maximum 20 participants
  • Age minimum 11 years and maximum 17 years
  • When you participate in the workshop, admission to the performance WAKA the next day is free ( for parents and/or companions the price is €14.50 p/p )


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The performance and workshop of WAKA will take place at Space for Dance Art.

Rijnlandlaan 3, Amsterdam