with Alhassane “Papin” Camara
Monday, May 13
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$15 – $20 sliding scale
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Alhassane “Papin” Camara was born in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. His mother, Dah Camara was a dancer and Alhassane has been blessed with the same innate talent. He followed this calling, and by 11 years of age, he was fully immersed in Ballet Tayely in Guinea, studying, and performing traditional Guinea dances. Alhassane continued to excel, not only as a dancer, but as a fully trained musician, knowing all of the musical rhythms of the drums and accompanying instruments of the traditional Guinea dances. He proceeded to become the lead dancer and choreographer of his ballet company. Watch his class here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYoy69nP5Ko