Learn traditional and contemporary dances from South and West Africa and get a feel for the rhythms of African music.
The Clore Ballroom plays host to an afternoon of dancing for our Africa Utopia festival. Led by professional dancer Akosua Boakye who will start the event with a beginners workshop.
Everyone is welcome, whether you’re an experienced dancer or a complete beginner, so come along to meet new people and have fun.
About Africa Utopia
In 2012 Southbank Centre launched Africa Utopia, a festival dedicated to bringing art and ideas from Africa and the African diaspora to audiences in the UK. We ask what the West can learn from this rapidly changing continent.
The festival’s first four years have featured the award-winning Senegalese musician and human-rights activist Baaba Maal, afrobeat legend Tony Allen, former First Lady of Somaliland and hospital founder Edna Adan, Kenyan creative collective The Nest, Township Tech originator Spoek Mathambo, ‘godfather of Ethiopian jazz’ Mulatu Astatke and the Kinshasa Symphony orchestra.