SA Moves: Spirit of Africa
Toronto Public Library - Malvern Branch
30 Sewells Rd.
Spirit of Africa is a fun, exciting, and interactive workshop that uses dance movement, music and song to tell the story of the African people. Participants will learn about how the everyday lives of African people transfers through the arts, where examples of their daily activities, values and customs are portrayed. This workshop will consist of a series of movements, song and drum rhythms from different parts of West Africa, followed by a formal instruction of a traditional dance piece ending with a "cookup" where participants are able to freely express themselves. Participants should come ready to move and have fun!
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Born in the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Lesley Waldron started her journey in dance at the tender age of 5. She has trained in Modern, Caribbean Folk and African Dance. In 1993 she joined Ghanaian group Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble the language Twi "Sankofa" meaning “go back and retrieve” is exactly what Lesley did. In 2007 Lesley traveled to Ghana to obtain a degree in West African dance and community development. Today Lesley’s goal is to use the arts as a tool to educate young minds and inspire youth to elevate themselves.
This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts' SA Suite of
Programs — Winter/Spring 2018.
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