Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

Prepmode for Camp 2016
Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz & Tap

Carlos Machava

Carlos Machava

Carlos Machava is a professional dancer from Mozambique, he has danced with the National Dance and Singing Company of Mozambique and with the dance company "Hodi Maputo Afro-Swing". He currently lives in Switzerland, and teaches and performs internationally, traditional Mozambican dances, Afro-swing, Jazz roots and Lindy Hop.

In Maputo, Mozambique, Carlos grew up with a love of theater, singing and dancing, practicing at an early age in church and in school. For him, dancing is the transformation of music in body movement, and it is also his daily motivation. The traditional dances of Mozambique are very rhythmic and powerful, they were used in particular as a form of cultural resistance during Portuguese colonialism. When Carlos discovered swing dances, he immediately loved these Afro-American dances which mix African and European origins to express all the richness of jazz music.  He likes to bring roots jazz back to its roots, mixing it with traditional dances from Mozambique.

Carlos’ classes are dynamic and energetic and he likes to explore a variety of movements, rhythms and technics specific to traditional Mozambican dances. Dance is the expression of music and its moving rhythms and it is all this energy that Carlos transmits on stage and in his classes.