Mestre Petchu


Pedro Vieira Dias Tomás “PETCHU” was born on August 14, 1967 in Luanda, Republic of Angola in Popular Neighborhood, City of Kilamba Kiaxi, is a dancer since 1979. In 1995 he was awarded with the prize of “best choreographer of traditional dances of the world “leading the Kilandukilu collecting three trophies Gold and Silver with best choreography, 
and best world group, eighth International biennial of traditional dances of the world, in South Africa. Teacher pioneer to enter the Angolan dances in dance schools in Portugal and Europe, and to consolidate the animations in schools, dances and festive dance, 1ºFestival International World dance “Wanderings” in 1996 in Evora (Portugal). Mentor, creator of the international teaching methodology, the Kizomba, Semba and tarraxinha, (Geometry of Kizomba). It is Founder, Dancer Choreographer and Artistic Director of Ballet Traditional Kilandukilu for at least 30 years.

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