Panaibra Gabriel Canda


Panaibra Canda, was born in Maputo (Mozambique), had artistic training in theatre, music and dance. He received additional training in contemporary dance in Lisbon among Danças Na Cidade. He started to develop his artistic projects since 1993. In 1998 he created CulturArte, and been developing many artistic projects, including creations, showcases and training projects to encourage a local dance scene development. He also develops collaboration with artists in southern Africa and Europe, as well collaborating with artists of other disciplines. His work has been presented in Africa, Europe, USA and Latin America, Some of his works were awarded in Paris at African choreographic meeting in Paris/ France (2006), Zurich 2008 a ZKB Patronage Prize in Zurich and the Sylt Quelle Cultural Award for Southern Africa 2009, a Germany encouraging cultural prize.