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Lua Shayenne Dance Company – Kira Presented by: MIFO, le Droit and Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm

21.25 – 38

Presented by Lua Shayenne Dance Company (LSDC).
Choreography and musical composition by Fara Tolno (US/Guinea).

“Never forget that even the king of the trees of the savanna, the powerful and majestic baobab, comes out of one seed that, in the beginning, is not much bigger than a small grain of coffee…” Amadou Hampâté Bâ

Kira, The Path | La Voie celebrates humanity as one village, and its sacred bond to nature. This dance production features a dynamic cast of dancers and percussionists whose evocative chants and powerful drum beats invoke Mother Earth’s wisdom and echo her auspicious warning: the invisible cord that links us to her is wasting away. The interpreters are guided by the voice of our ancestors – the guardians of our moral code and spiritual guides.

Lua Shayenne Dance Company presents contemporary and neo-traditional African dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a source of social good and spiritual progress.

Fara Tolno is one of the most influential African artists of this generation, aiming to increase the professional recognition of African Dance in the US. He brings an innovative perspective to African Dance and music, one steeped in his knowledge of Guinean culture, music and dance.


August 24, 2019
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$21.25 – $38


Shenkman Arts Centre Presents


Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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