TRAINING DIASPORA AFRICA
This training will consist of a series of 10-week workshops for dancers from Africa and its Diaspora who wish to develop their practices and deepen their training and teaching by international teachers from Africa and its Diaspora.
At the end of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to obtain a professional diploma.
The training will aim to promote African skills as well as those of the diaspora and also to initiate a permanent dialogue between these different actors, each of whom has knowledge to pass on or to discover. We are aware that many artists living outside the continent are in great need of reconnecting with the continent and what it has to offer. It goes without saying that our colleagues on the continent would also benefit from an encounter with the hybrid cultures developed by the diaspora. We will offer both contemporary and traditional repertoire rooted in African and diaspora cultures – a programme followed by two weeks of intensive work with each teacher involved.
We have successfully finalised Module 1. Where is the Black Dancing Body? From 9th of May to 15th of July.
Now we are getting ready for the next two modules:
Module 2. Performance, visibility and Blackness 01/05-08/07/2023
Module 3. To be announced soon.
HOW TO APPLY?
Deadline for application is 16 December 2022
- Germaine Acogny Technique
- Black contemporary dances
- Caribbean Dances
- Traditional Dances from a Contemporary Perspective
- Traditional Dances of West, East and Southern Africa
- Conference and debates on Africa, its diaspora and the Caribbean
- Theorisation of African dance techniques (including Acogny technique)
- Film/documentary screenings on dances from Africa, its Diaspora and the Caribbean
- Knowledge sharing
- Meetings and debates on traditional and hybrid cultures of the diaspora
- Visit to a creative arts venue or cultural event
- Cultural and social visits