Drums help us unite around one thing: the rhythm that touches us. From around the African continent there are thousands of different people with special dances and cultural traditions. But if you come from northern, central or southern Africa, people dance to get together, express feelings and feel free. Shake Loose is an invitation to a trip to know all these things without specific dance steps. We shake our bodies, we meet, we dance and we let go. Come along on this dance experience where everything that matters is how it feels.
Lisa Josefsson, dance teacher and performer, believes that dancing is that moment when there is nothing else but your body, the rhythm and the dancers around you.
Dancing in its original form is an expression of an emotion rather than something created for the stage. Lisa works with different dance forms such as traditional African dances, Blues and Swing, where dancing is a shortcut to feeling free. Mozambican traditional dances, which Lisa is specialized in, are often related to traditional ceremonies where the drum rhythms and the powerful movement leads to a deep spiritual presence with oneself and with fellow dancers. You can be sad, happy or excited, but be prepared this might change along the way...
Celso was born in 1966 in Maputo, Mozambique. He grew up in an old fashioned tradition and started interpreting traditional music & dance from his roots native land since childhood.
By the sounds of folk music instruments such as mbira, timbila, drums and many others, as well as storytelling, Celso gets the audience to join him on a trip to Africa's hot savanna without leaving the room.