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Afro Dance Xplosion - 2017 - "Diaspora! SHOWCASE

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Friday, 29 September 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)

Afro Dance Xplosion - 2017 - "Diaspora!  SHOWCASE

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ADX - 2017 - Showcase
ADX - 2017 - Showcase featuring choreography by the ADX national and international guest teachers for the workshops on the ADX Weekend, plus choreography by local talent. The show features many of the styles of dance in the African Diaspora.
28 Sep 2017 £17.00 £1.31
ADX - 2017 - Showcase - Concession
ADX - 2017 - Showcase featuring choreography by the ADX national and international guest teachers for the workshops for the ADX weekend plus choreography by local talent. The show features many of the styles of dance in the African Diaspora. Concessions - Student or unemployed. Proof required at the door.
28 Sep 2017 £13.00 £1.14

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Feel the Rhythm Productions presents
Afro Dance Xplosion - 2017 - Diaspora! SHOWCASE

Afro Dance Xplosion (London) brings together some of the hottest African diaspora dance practitioners to deliver a dynamite showcase on the 29th September 2017. This year is Afro Dance Xplosion's 7th Anniversary which will feature an international showcase including artists from three continents including: Georges Momboye, Dr. Kemal Nance, Aida Diop and Danzel Thompson-Stout and some of the hottest African diaspora dance practitioners from London. These artists will be representing the  African diaspora in all of its glory in the ADX 2017 - Diaspora! Showcase - London. 
This year ADX - 2017 - Diaspora! Showcase will be taking place at:

Morley College
61 Westminister Bridge Road
London, SE17HT

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Photo by Veronica Leopoldino



Friday, 29 September 2017:
This year we have a great show in store for you that will include our international guests plus some of the best Choreopgraphers/dancers in the African and African inspired Diaspora in London. This is going to be a fabulous show with performances in African dance and also some of the popular techniques grounded in vocabulary in African movement. The show is not included in the weekend pass.  The tickets will be on sale separately

Location: Morley College
                61 Westminister Bridge Road
                London, SE1 7HT

Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm including an intermission
Saturday, 30th September & 1st October 2017
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Georges Momboye
Georges Momboye’s career as a dancer and later choreographer started at a very young age.  His training began in traditional African dance in his home country of Ivory Coast and later he began to embrace all forms of dance from jazz to classical and contemporary dance.  He has studied in various schools including Alvin Ailey in New York and eventually went on to establish the Parisian school for African dance, his own dance company and the hugely successful show Afrika, Afrika. As a natural innovator he constantly searches for new ways to develop and enrich his dance and teaching technique.  His work helps give African dance the international acclaim it deserves.

He teaches us to reach deep within ourselves and to express our emotions through dance,choreography, interpretation and gestures, body. He visits and revisits our emotions through dance, and brings this same passion, clarity and precision to his teaching. See Georges in Action in London dancing Zaouly: 

Drummer: Thomas Guei


C. KEMAL NANCE: C. Kemal Nance
C. Kemal Nance, Ph. D. (Kibom), a native of Chester, Pennsylvania (USA) is a master teacher of the Umfundalai technique of contemporary African dance and has shared Umfundalai with dance communities throughout the world including Ghana, West Africa, the Turk and Caicos Islands, Poland, Salvador, Brazil, and most recently, Jamaica. He is the Guest Tutor for the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts’ Summer Program in Kingston, Jamaica.

As a performer, Nance has danced principal roles with Kariamu & Company: Traditions and Chuck Davis’ African American Dance Ensemble. Currently, he co-directs and performs with the Berry & Nance Dance Project, a dance initiative dedicated to the production of dance works about African American men and lectures in the Dance and African American Studies Departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His recent choreographic work on his students was selected to represent the university at the American College of Dance Association’s Festival.

Nance holds a BA in Sociology/Anthropology with the concentration in Black Studies from Swarthmore College and holds a M. Ed. and a PhD in Dance from Temple University where he was awarded the Katherine Dunham Award for Creative Dance Research.

At the 2014 Consortium of Black Arts in Salvador, Bahian attendees nicknamed Nance after a Brazilian-brand ice cream, Kibom, to reflect the “delicious time” they had dancing in his workshop.”

Aida Diop

Aida was born in Ouakam village home to the Lebou people, ethnic group of Senegal. The Lebou are mainly a fishing community that speak Wolof. Aida started dancing at a very young age Sabar & musical. Working withvarious artists, she founded the group Jappo (meaning together) in Ouakam. From there Aida was scouted by Landing Mane. In 1997 she began dancing djembe and joined the Ballets Africain de Sanghoma then she joined Daara-ji touring in Senegal and abroad. In 2009 Aida had joined Bakalama de Thionkessyl, and at the same time she was teaching Sabar and Djembe dance in the American school at the U.S Embassy based in Senegal. In 2010 Aida had moved to UK working alongside Landing Mane, participating in various workshops, including Womad in 2012 with Ballet Nimba touring the UK. Aida currently leads a regular and popular class in London where she teaches traditional dances from across West Africa.   Click to see Aida in Action:

2017 Aida will be teaching at Drum Camp in June and Tribe of Doris in August. 


Denzel Thompson-Stout



Originally from Allentown, PA, Danzel Thompson Stout is a BFA graduate from Temple University. He is now a Philadelphia-based hip-hop artist that is versatile in various styles of dance, including African and Modern dance techniques. He has trained under artists and companies such as Dominick Boyd (BIA), Stafford Berry and Kemal Nance (Berry & Nance Dance Project), Kariamu Welsh and Shaness Kemp (K&C), and Kyle and Dinita Clark (Just Sole: Street Dance Theatre). In his own time, he runs his dance company D2D: Dare to Dance which creates a space for dancers to find their own artistic voices as they discover themselves as people.  Danzel has also explored theater, performing in “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope” and choreographing for “The Black Nativity” at Freedom Theatre. Danzel continues to seek out other opportunities to grow as an artist in the dance, theatre, and commercial world of art.  He was also the opening piece for Afro Dance Xplosion - 2016 - Showcase at the South Bank. which received overwelling appreciation. See Danzel in action. 


Local Talent:

     Arts Council
 OneDanceUK Bloom




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61 Westminister Bridge Road SE17HT
SE17HT London
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Friday, 29 September 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)

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