A dancer in scene choreographed by Ana Clara.

She was just a teenager when the newly independent Angola revolutionary government appointed her to be in charge of the only school of dance in the country. All her dance teachers had fled and suddenly, at the age of 16, Ana Clara Guerra Marques found herself to be the leading lady of dance in the new nation. The Angola Field Group invites you to screen the film Other Moves (Portuguese Outras Frases) at the Viking Club, Thursday April 07, at 8:00 PM.

Film maker Jorge Antonio will introduce his documentary that deals with the recent history of Angola and its influence on Ana Clara’s dance instruction and artistic work. Best of all, you will have a chance to meet the woman who is still at center stage of Angola’s dance world, Ana Clara. She will brief us on the Contemporary Dance Company she founded in 1991 and preview what’s coming up in this new dance season. The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.

                          Ana Clara, founder of the                                       Contemporary Dance Company of Angola.

Everybody is welcome to attend the presentation. In close cooperation with the Viking Club, this event is offered free of charge. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are sold at the bar, coupons must be purchased. The Viking Bar opens at 7:30 PM. If you would like to have a map showing the location of the Club, click here to go to the Join Us page on this website. The Viking Club is on the main floor of the former Swedish Building at Rua Marien N”Guabi, No 118 in Maianga, across the street from the new Panela de Barra restaurant. We will have books on sale including more copies of Intonations by Dr. Marissa Moorman which comes complete with music CD.

Members of Contemporary Dance Company.