African Contemporary Dance Workshop/ Stage de Danse Contemporaine Africaine


African Contemporary Dance Workshop with choreographers from Africa at l ’Ecole des sables in Senegal 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 Program2 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

The priceThe 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.

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