PETCHU was born in Luanda, Angola. He is a dancer since 1979. In 1995 he was awarded with the prize of “best choreographer of traditional dances of the world “leading the Kilandukilu collecting three trophies Gold and Silver with best choreography, and best world group, eighth International biennial of traditional dances of the world, in South Africa. Teacher pioneer to enter the Angolan dances in dance schools in Portugal and Europe, and to consolidate the animations in schools, dances and festive dance, 1ºFestival International World dance “Wanderings” in 1996 in Evora (Portugal). Mentor, creator of the international teaching methodology, the Kizomba, Semba and tarraxinha. He is Founder, Dancer Choreographer and Artistic Director of Ballet Traditional Kilandukilu for at least 30 years.
Vanessa Ginga Pura, dancer since 2001, has been working in partnership since 2005 with Petchu. Since 12 years working on projects related to dance areas. Member and monitors the traditional ballet Kilandukilu dance company, since 2005. And founder of Ballet Traditional Kilandukilu Brazil / reef. 2009 Mentor and creator of the technique focused on female expression which he called “Ginga”. Minister formations in the area of African dance (Kizomba, Semba, tarraxinha and african-traditional). He has participated as a jury in several international dance competitions. Instructor and trainer of African dances. Ballet Traditional Kilandukilu Instructor at least 10 years.
Mestre Petchú e Vanessa Ginga Pura
Petchu and Vanessa in 2005 started their journey giving contribution to the dissemination of art of Angolan traditional dance (Massemba “Rebita” Semba, Kizomba, tarraxinha, Kuduro, african house and other traditional rhythms of Angola) worldwide. They have contributed to the didactic and technical training, the majority of Kizomba and Semba of working teachers and others who have claim to teach, and this style considered a strong global influence in various international dance festivals around the world, where they develop workshops, shows and animations that go back a trip African dances (Kizomba, Semba, Kuduro, traditional Afro and African -House) from its history to its methodology.