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Precious Alvares

Precious Alvares - foto: Papsy Photography
Precious Alvares - foto: Papsy Photography

is an all-round dancer and dance teacher specialising in African modern street-style dance. She grew up dancing in Touchée Dance Company, her parents' dance school in Utrecht. She performs, teaches, trains talented young people in Afrodance, and choreographs for artists and TV shows. Since 2016, she has been successfully building her community World of Afro, a dynamic platform focused on the diversity of modern African dance styles. In 2022, she won the Dutch Red Bull Dance Your Style competition.


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  • Writers Unlimited 2024

    Shaved Ice and Afrodance - Zindzi Zevenbergen and Precious Alvares (10+)

    With: Precious Alvares, Tirsa With, Zindzi Zevenbergen

    First the adventurous story about the first shaved-ice vendor in Suriname, then letting loose in an Afrodance workshop led by one of the best African street style dancers of The Netherlands: Precious Alvares, winner of the Red Bull Dance Your Style 2022!

    Zindzi Zevenbergen was a guest at Shaved Ice and Afrodance, an event for anyone over 10 years of age. She let you travel along with shaved-ice vendor Francisco. Various versions of his story, told by family members, were the inspiration for the wonderful illustrated YA book De reis van Manie Schaafijs (The Journey of Manie Schaafijs). Zevenbergen wrote the text and Hedy Tijn created the colourful illustrations.

    Host was Tirsa WIth, writers and well-known as presenter of Dutch national television programme Het Klokhuis (NPO Zapp).

    After that, it was time to let loose in an Afrodance workshop with Precious Alvares. Because stories aren't just told as family legends or in books, but also through dance! Precious shows you his best moves and talks about how African street style developed. And then... cool off with a shaved ice!