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West African Dance Workshop 2012
March 25, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
with Yousouf Koumbassa
Sunday, Mar 25
7:30 – 9:00 pm
World-renowned West African master dance teacher leads Still & Moving Center in an evening of authentic Guinean dancing to live music by four African drummers! This high-energy dance is inspiring, irresistible!
Yousouf Koumbassa is one of those masterful teachers who know his art so well, he can convey it to the humblest beginner.
The workshop begins with a breakdown of each of the moves of the dance. Eventually line after line of participants moves the steps across the floor. Enjoy the laughter, the enthusiasm, great exercise and fantastic rhythm. All levels welcome, whether or not you have any previous dance experience. Come shake the building with us! See westafricandance.com Watch his Dance Video here.
Youssouf Koumbassa is a former artist of Ballet Djoliba, the National Ballet of Guinea. Born and raised in Guinea, West Africa, Youssouf began dancing at the age of six by studying and emulating the members of the National Ballet. Since moving to the United States 22 years ago, Youssouf has established himself as the pre-eminent teacher of dance from Guinea, and now travels widely throughout the world as a much sought after master teacher at dance conferences, workshops, camps and schools. When at home in New York his classes are attended by a large and loyal following who are appreciative of his mercurial energy and grace.