Mbaye Art
Sabar Dance

In this workshop you will first learn some vocabulary from the senegalese Sabar dance that we will further explore through choreography and improvisational exercises. There will be several opportunities to add your own dance expression to the exercises. We will dance mostly to different new African music, but very different music genres will be played in order to improve our musicality and explore how Sabar dance can be applied to any music genre.

Sabar dance can be danced culturally, spiritually, in dance studios as technique and as performance. In the workshop we will work mostly with Sabar dance as a technique and as performance.

A goal of the workshop is to create a space where we dive into Sabar dance as a technique and create a dance conversation using Sabar dance and all the dance vocabulary that you know already.

Only as a member, you can take part in Dansehallerne’s training activities – a year-round program with approximately 5 days of training per week.
This is for all professional members no matter background in dance training, and it is possible to drop in✨
International guests can also join training for free for up to 1 month.

Mbaye Art is from the artistic Guèdiawaye in Dakar, Senegal. In 2017 he received a professional diploma in Sabar, Djembe, Contemporary and Modern dance after 4 years at the Alvin Ailey Academy in Centre Culturel Blaise Senghor. He is a performer by nature. In DK he has performed with Uppercut Dance Theater twice and is currently touring with “Havets Skum” by Phyllis Akinyi as part of KORA. He has a unique musicality because he is also a professional musician who plays 10 different instruments.

Artist

Mbaye Art

Title

Sabar Dance

Type

Training

Date

3.27–31.2023, 10:00

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Venue

Dirch Passers Allé 4, 2000 Frederiksberg

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