June 18- 22, 2018
Monday -Friday , 10am-12noon
Dovercourt House, 1st Floor.
805 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto
Cost: Advance - $75 Full week, $ 16/day. Drop-In $17
About the Workshop
I have developed my own way of teaching by combining my own understanding of Traditional Dances of my home country Mozambique with Afro fusion style. Afro Fusion mostly comes from countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Angola etc. Lately people have been teaching all of those type of dance styles but I have decided to mix them up and see where that takes my creativity as a teacher. Dances of Mozambique are filled with ritual, culture, history and it is the way we celebrate most of our community engagement. So for that reason my classes normally brings people of all race and culture together to share and learn from each other and most importantly to have fun as well. For further details about my classes and upcoming event you can find me on facebook or instagram as Pulga Dance or at www.pulgadance.com.
photo credit David Hou
Pulga Muchochoma was born in Quelimane, Mozambique. His dance career and training began in Quelimane with Montes Namuli Dance Company. In August of 2006 he came to Toronto with the company for the International AIDS Conference. With Montes Namuli/Shakespeare Link Canada, he performed in several shows in venues in Toronto and Mozambique . When Montes Namuli returned to Mozambique, Muchochoma stayed in Toronto to study at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre where he had a chance to work with many choreographers like Coralee McLaren, D.A. Hoskins, Danny Grossman, Darryl Tracy, James Kudelka, Massimo Agostinelli, Peggy Baker, Peter Chin, Sasha Ivanochko, Sharon Moore and William Yong.
He is happy and excited to currently be working with Toronto Dance Theatre under Artist Director Christopher House. While his time with TDT he has had the pleasure of working and collaborating with locals and Internationals choreographers such as Christopher House, Ame Anderson, Veronica Tennant, Susie Burpee, Peter Chin, Tawiah Ben McCart, Patricia Beaty, Thomas Hauert, Heidi Strauss, Estelle Clareton, Deborah Dunn, Deborah Hay, Simone Orlando, Josh Beamish, Alban Richard, Jean-Paul Kelly, Alicia Grant and more. Also with TDT Pulga participated in the 2015 Opening ceremony of the Toronto Pan Am Games with Cirque du Soleil and NBS. He’s also the creator and the founder of African Dance and Fitness with Pulga since 2015.
Community Accessible Workshop
TO Love-In welcomes all bodies with an artistic and physical practice to join us in creating a space of inclusivity, generosity, respect and LOVE. We are committed to making class available to everyone. If you have barriers to accessing these classes, financial or otherwise, please contact us as soon as possible by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that any arrangements are subject to availability.