Casimiro Nhussi

Casimiro Nhussi
Musician, Choreographer, Dancer
Principal country concerned : Column : Dance

Casimiro Nhussi is a Mozambican dancer, choreographer and musician. He lives in Winnipeg (province of Manitoba), in Canada, where he founded in 2002 the company NAfro Dance Productions.

He began dance in Mozambique, with the Mozambique National Song and Dance Company, (CNCD, Companhia Nacional de Canto e Dança). He then went to New York, where he joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre. He discover there a new way of dancing, more contemporary. It will considerably influence his work. He settle in Canada in 1997 and created the NAfro Dance in 2002.

He works as a dance instructor for the Professional and the General program of the School of Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's recreation program.

As a musician, he is the leader of the NAfro Band and of the Kalahari drumming group, and is a member of Bafana drumming group and the Million Civilian. He also tries to begin a solo career.

Previous shows:
"Ode A Paz", Mozambique National Song and Dance Company (Mozambique) ;
"Arvore Sagrada", Mozambique National Song and Dance Company (Mozambique) ;
"Symbiosis", (Canada) 1999 ;
"Around the Fire", (Canada) 2000 ;
"Rafiki", Compagnie N'est-ce Pas in Zurich (Switzerland), 2000 ;
"The Seduction of Hope", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2001 ;
"If My Tears Could Paint a Picture", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2002 ;
"Adaptations of Our Species", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2003 ;
"Let Me Dance Before I'm Gone", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2004 ;
"Patana I", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2005 ;
"Oasis", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2006 ;
"Mapiko", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2006 ;
"Patana II", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2007 ;
"Symbiosis II", NAfro Dance (Canada), 2008


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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