MEMORY AND EVOLUTION
JULY 17TH TO AUGUST 26TH 2017
The Center – L’Ecole des Sables is a real platform for encounters and exchanges. It organizes, since 1998, on a regular basis, professional workshops gathering dancers and choreographers from Africa, its Diaspora and the world.
The international workshop – Every two years, the international Workshop invites professional dancers from the 5 continents to explore the essence and universe of the traditional and contemporary dances from Africa, but also from its Diaspora, and to exchange, dialogue, practice and think with African dancers in an outstanding setting, renown for the quality of its artistic and educational work.
Participants – The workshop is designed for dancers from Africa, the Diaspora, and the rest of the world, interested in patrimonial and contemporary dances originating from Africa and its Diaspora.
Dance classes – The workshop is under Patrick Acogny’s artistic direction who will be as well teaching together with invited international renowned teachers such as:
- Alesandra Seutin (UK) – Technique Acogny and urban / fusion dances
- Irineu Noguira (UK) – Afro-Brazilian dances
- Saky Bertrand Tchébé (Senegal) – Urban dances from Ivory Coast
- Max Diakok (France) – Afro-caribbean and contemporary dances
- Lamine Diagne known as Alvine (Senegal) – African urban dances
- Rokhaya Thioune (Senegal) – Sabar, Traditional dances from Senegal
The program – 6 weeks. 7 hours of classes per day. Saturday mornings are dedicated to research and exploration workshops. Two excursions are planned on Sundays.
The place – L’Ecole des Sables is located near Toubab Dialaw, a fishermen’s village 53 kilometers south of Dakar, close to a lagoon between ocean and savannah. The Center holds 2 dance studios (400 m2 and 280 m2), 24 bungalows for accommodation, a restaurant, a conference room and an infirmary.
The price – The workshop costs 2160 € including accommodation and meals at the center facilities for 6 weeks, transfer for and to the airport, and 210 hours of professional dance classes. The travel related costs and a compulsory health international insurance are to be covered by the participants.
Inscription – Deadline is May 15th (Full program can be downloaded from website)
Send a CV; if possible a short video featuring a 1 minute-solo (YouTube link); a motivation letter; the attached registration form (can be also downloaded on our website) and an id picture at the following address: Stageemail@example.com