Papa Sy will teach Métisse-dance (hybrid-dance), a style of Contemporary West African dance which melds traditional Senegalese dance techniques with contemporary styles. Through 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 École des Sables school in Senegal and company member of Jant-Bi, Papa Sy has gone on to choreograph in collaboration with others such as Suzanne Linke, a renowned German dancer and choreographer of Tanztheater. This class welcomes both recreational and professional dancers.View the Class Schedule →
Papa Sy, principal member of Mussukeba Sane Dance Company, is a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher from Senegal. After professional dance training in Senegal’s national dance academies, Papa Sy joined Germain Acogny’s Écoles des Sables and the internationally known Jant-Bi dance company. Work at École de Sables opened Papa Sy’s artistic spirit, and he founded the Pasytef Ballet Teatre de Dalifort dance company in Dakar and the Pasy Dance School out of a passion for sharing his knowledge with young dancers and contributing to their artistic education.