"Morna, my chest... Batuque, my knees and hips... Funaná, my feet and upper body... Coladeira, my smile... Cola San Jon, my hands... Tabanka, my lost voice... Lundun, part of me which I see in you... and the rest of the rhythms are the green that Cape Verde hides behind its dry skin."
– Kwenda Lima –
Kwenda Lima, was born in Cape Verde in 1977, starting his artistic ride with traditional African dances. PhD in Aerospace Engineering, he is one of the pioneer most celebrated and respected Kizomba teachers today. In just over 15 years he has created Kaizen Dance which he describes as a tool to take people to their inner self to realize that they are enough.
"Art Kaizen, a temple of art that embraces spirituality as a high technology cultivating the physical body for the spirit to be able to manifest his potential fully"
With his own hands and after 6 months of transformation of an old acrylic factory in Marvila-Lisbon, in October 2017, Kwenda Lima opened the Art Kaizen school, a natural result of Kwenda Lima's journey over the years, all over the world. Art Kaizen is not just a dance school but a school of life which takes people to cultivate themselves in a way to experience the balance between matter and spirit. To live and accept life in a simple way. To exist!!!!
"Once again - thank you for sharing positive energy with us in Belgrade Kwenda. Listening you and learning from you was great experience. Hope that your life path will bring you to us again or us to you again :) "
– Nemanja Veskovic –