African Contemporary Dance Workshop in Senegal


With choreographers from Africa at l’Ecole des sables October 23rd – November 5th 2017 

The Center – Since 1998, L’Ecole des sables organizes, on a regular basis, dance workshops for dancers from Africa and elsewhere. The Center contributes to the development of the African Contemporary Dance and is a real platform for encounters and exchanges.

The Workshop – Dancer from all around the world with different profiles will come explore the essence and the universe of the different styles of these four great personalities of African Contemporary Dance in an amazing environment.

The Participants – The workshop is addressed to dancers of the world interested in African contemporary dance and in living a unique experience at the Ecole des Sables.

Dance Classes – The workshop is under the artistic direction of Patrick Acogny, Director of the Ecole des Sables.

Participating teachers are: 

– Patrick Acogny (Senegal)
– Seydou Boro (Burkina Faso)
– Georges Momboye (Ivory Coast – France)
– Vincent Harisdo (Benin – France)

The Program – 2 weeks. 6 hours dance classes by day. Saturday mornings are dedicated to research and exploration workshops. 1 excursion is planned on Sunday.

The Place – 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 850 € (early bird 800€ before September 15th) including accommodation and meals at the center facilities for 2 weeks, transfer from and to the airport, and 66 hours of dance classes. The travel related costs and a compulsory health international insurance are to be covered by the participants.

Inscription – Before October 1st. Send a presentation letter and the registration form you can find in our website ( to the email address:

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