dancecomplex.org The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Wednesdays October 3rd to 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Papa Sy teaches Métisse-dance (hybrid-dance), a style of Contemporary West African dance which melds traditional Senegalese dance techniques with contemporary styles. Though original choreography set to music from Youssou N'Dour and other contemporary Senegalese musicians, the class will focus on ripple, contraction, weight, trajectory, pace, and breath. As a founding graduate of Germaine Acogny's famed cole des Sables school in Senegal and company member of Jant-Bi, Papa Sy has gone on to choreograph in collaboration with others such as Susanne Linke, renowned German dancer and choreographer of Tanztheater. This class welcomes both recreational and professional dancers.
This class will feature a live drummer.