Mario Plachy, Mario Planz, Rebecca Anis

Breaking & Popping Workshop

With Nam Nguyen The, Lydia Tesfai & Donya Ahmadifar

Workshop Residency
Participation free. Registration required at
Meeting point at 11:45 in the foyer of the Schwankhalle.

Please bring comfortable clothing and a water bottle!

In German spoken language - translation into English spoken language possible if needed.

The Schwankhalle is »accessible« (pursuant to DIN 18040-01). This applies to the entrances to the foyer, the Alte and Neue Saal and the sanitary facilities.

The Workshop is held in German spoken language - translation into English spoken language possible if needed.

Detailed information about the accessibility of our venue can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 0421 520 80 70.

As part of her Freischwimmen residency at the Schwankhalle, Donya Ahmadifar, together with Nam Nguyen The and Lydia Tesfai, will give a Breaking & Popping workshop at the Schwankhalle. Participants will explore different styles of street culture dances - from toprocks and footworks to popping and waving. Beginners as well as people with previous experience are warmly invited!

Donya Ahmadifar is a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer from Stuttgart. Besides her dance style Popping, she has also been dancing and teaching Hip Hop for several years. She travels a lot and has had the opportunity to learn from renowned teachers. She uses this knowledge for dance battles like Summer Dance Forever in Amsterdam or Feel the Funk in Seoul. Donya Ahmadifar on Instagram

Nam Nguyen The graduated from the dance training at the Professional Academy in Stuttgart and is currently active as a freelance hip hop and breakdance dancer and dance teacher in Stuttgart and the surrounding area. He is an active member of the battle scene, dancing in plays as well as shows and fairs. Nam Nguyen The on Instagram

Lydia Tesfai, also known as Ladi Dadi, has been active as a bgirl since 2009. Over the years, she gained a lot of experience in different fields and participated in international exchange projects. Among them, in competitions as a participant and judge, in fashion shows and flash mobs for Mercedes Benz, among others, as a choreographer, in commercial shows and in theater projects as a dancer. Lydia Tesfai on Instagram