At the dawn of African Independence, in the first half of the 1960s, West Africa saw the creation of national dance troupes, the famous so-called “Ballets Africains”. These artistic and political projects have proved to be central institutions for the preservation and the spectacularization of traditional music and dance on the continent. Their popularity and global influence, directly linked to the globalization of djembe percussions, left an indelible mark on concepts of traditional African dance.
The West African dance class invites you to discover this practice of dances created in the spirit of Mandé tradition, yet open to artistic creation of the individual dancer / choreographer.
Effective stress relief, the dances taught are very lively and rhythmic. Experience has shown their positive effects on mood, self-image, freedom and flexibility of body and of movement.
The class will be all levels; beginners and advanced dancers are welcome.
The dance will be accompanied with live percussions by Nelson Gaitho & Moseh the Drumist, and with Rapasa on the marimba.
We recommend light and comfortable clothing. We will dance barefoot.
Charges: 1000/- (limited places)
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