How did you get into dancing?
When I started dancing it wasn’t a big deal for me. I was at home when through a friend I decided to go to a dance school. Since then I’ve became “Horácio João Tukina”.
It is also true that it is an Angolan dance, so whether we enjoy dancing or not, we have a bit of it in us since young.
What projects are you currently working on?
Currently I am involved in so many projects, in Angola and internationally. But for now all I can reveal is that I am working with body and soul, and all my dedication for the Tukina group, which is now my main priority.
What’s been the most memorable moment of your journey as a dancer so far?
I’ve had so many great moments so far, that if I had to pick one would be a tough choice. But I’ll risk to say that dancing in the largest kizomba and Semba national contest in Angola was one of them. If not that, for now there isn’t something more memorable for me than being Tukina in my heart.
What advice would you give to up & coming dancers looking at you for inspiration?
Advice are a little subjective because some people may have in me something they admire that others won’t value so much. But let me tell you that I never thought I would have so many people appreciating my way of performing. It makes me believe that in a way or another we are doing something worth it. As a general advice I would say the following:
1) We must love what we do.
2) We need to work hard and consistently.
3) Know-how: knowing how to be is knowing how to do.
4) Don’t work to convince others but for yourself.
5) Humility, accountability and know how to humbly accept feedback and suggestions regardless of what it is.
What can we expect from you for the rest of 2019?
Very good surprises!! 😉