Art Moves Africa: the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa

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Grantee on the Road: Ada Jeanne Umugwaneza

AMA grantee Ada Jeanne Umugwaneza is currently in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal to participate in “Du geste à la danse,” a 2-month series of workshops (April 6-June 13) on traditional and contemporary African dance at the École des Sables.

Based in Kigali, Rwanda, Ms. Umugwaneza has been training in traditional Rwandan dances since 2007 and in modern/contemporary dance since 2010. She is currently dancing and teaching with Abatarutwa, one of Kigali’s most famous troupes. For the past two years, she has been participating in contemporary dance workshops organized by MINISPOC and led by renowned choreographers Guy Beaujot and Catherine Massin.

“Du geste à la danse. Le danseur interprète” is the first module in a new 3-part professional training program being offered at the École des Sables. Focused on the development of interpretive dancers, the workshops will provide the 20-25 participants (all aged between 18 and 25) with the tools necessary to develop their interpretation, improvisation and choreography skills. Ms. Umugwaneza looks forward to developing her technique and professional skills as a dancer as well as building new bridges with other African dancers.
AMA wishes Ada a wonderful stay in Toubab Dialaw!

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