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Hamba Haa

DANCE WORKSHOPS

LECTURE

DANCE GAMES & JAM

PERFORMANCE

PARTY

Vision

At Hamba Haa, our vision is to bridge cultures through the universal language of dance. We bring talented dancers to the vibrant city of Amsterdam, where they share their profound knowledge of South African dance culture in dance workshops and engaging lectures.

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OUR VALUES

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The vision of Hamba Haa is to bring talented dancers to Amsterdam so they can spread their deep knowledge of the South African dance culture with us in workshops and lectures. Hamba Haa is an event at which we care deeply about equality and inclusiveness. No one should feel they are less or on a different island from others. We put emphasis on social dancing, dancing with each other for the love of music and dance. No ego and self centeredness is accepted. That’s also why we will have dance games as an activity to encourage people practicing their moves and exchanging with each other rather than against each other. The focus in dance workshops will be placed on teaching foundations and technique rather than complicated choreos. There are no cool kids and less cool kids at Hamba Haa, we are all one <3

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FAQ

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Teachers

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Ivana Ivy Zakova

Project Lead

Dancer with a background in house dance, Ivy fell in love with African dance styles during her first visit to the motherland in 2017. After an immersive journey through Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and South Africa, she created the documentary "Chop Dat Dance," exploring cultural appreciation vs. appropriation in African Dance Styles. Since then she continues her research of this topic, uncovering connections and deepening her knowledge with a pursuit to help others understand it better too.

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