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Writers & Readers

Who Tells and Cries Our Freedom?

By Collette Murray

A student-choreographed routine included dancers wearing slave and master outfits and an attempted tribal dance in dashikis and coloured “Afro” wigs to disco movements. This was April 2018, and the performance held in Barrie, Ontario, sparked a controversial social media reaction on cultural ethics.

Photo by Levent Erutku
 
Lua Shayenne & Co.

TALES and DANCES Around the Baobab

Exhibit | Exposition

ON
July 2-23 juillet 2017
1:30 | 1:30
Sun @ 5:00 PM | dimanche @ 17:00
West African

Lua Shayenne & Co.

DJAA (The Drought)

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
October 7 octobre 2016
West African

 
Fara Tolno, Lua Shayenne & Co.

Rhythm and Movement

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
May 6 mai 2016
8:00 | 20:00
West African, African

 
Fara Tolno

African Dance & Drum

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
April 30-1 mai 2016
Sat. @ 12:00-6:00 | 12:00-18:00
West African

 
COBA (Collective of Black Artists)

Legacy IV - Many Stories, One Voice

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
March 17-20 mars 2016
17-19 @ 8:00 | 20:00
West African

Idiom

Idiom, by Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects’ Artistic Director Jennifer Dallas of Toronto and Bienvenue Bazié of Burkina Faso, premiered in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, this past December and had its Canadian premiere last weekend in Kitchener, ON.

 
M’Bemba Bangoura

Dance & Drum Classes with M'Bemba Bangoura

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
October 29-1 novembre 2014
Various days and time | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
African, West African

Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Amara Kante

Nimatoulaye Camara Meet and Greet

Meeting | Rencontre

Toronto ON
June 13 juin 2014
7:00-10:00 | 19:00-22:00
West African

cos.mo.pol.i.tan

Lua Shayenne & Company present upcoming show cos.mo.pol.i.tan, featuring live music and two West African works choreographed by Shayenne.

BaKari Eddison Lindsay, Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

Sauti

Performance | Spectacle

Winnipeg MB
November 1-3 novembre 2013
8:00 | 20:00
African, West African, Contemporary

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Karla Etienne

“My day is long – taking class, teaching class, then a run and maybe rehearsal. I always carry extra workout clothes so I can be fresh to start rehearsal,” says Karla Etienne, dancer/teacher/administrator of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata and the the Nyata Nyata school.

 
Lua Shayenne & Co.

cos.mo.pol.i.tan

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
May 29-31 mai 2014
8:00 | 20:00
African, West African

Mohamed Diarra

Drum and Dance Workshop

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
August 17 août 2013
African, West African

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD)

June Jazz Intensive - West Edition

Workshop | Classe

Calgary AB
June 20-23 juin 2013
Jazz, West African, Swing

Various Artists

Africa is a Verb

Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa  ON
October 20 octobre 2007
African, West African

Various Artists

Sommet/Mandingue/Summit: West African Dance & Drum Festival

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
September 29-3 octobre 2010
Various days and times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
African, West African

Various Artists

Sommet/Mandingue Summit: West African Dance and Drum Festival

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
October 29-1 novembre 2009
African, West African

Various Artists

Mandingue Summit: West African Dance & Drum Festival

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
September 18 septembre 2008
African, West African

Various Artists

Mandingue Summit: West African Dance & Drum Festival

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
September 19-20 septembre 2008
African, West African

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