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Precious Alvares (midden), 'Schaafijs en Afrodance', Writers Unlimited Internationaal Literatuurfestival Den Haag 2024 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Precious Alvares (midden), 'Schaafijs en Afrodance', Writers Unlimited Internationaal Literatuurfestival Den Haag 2024 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

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!

Posted on: Wednesday 1 May 2024