I attended master classes and was involved in research of traditional and contemporary dance in Senegal. I also attended Kaay Fecc, a dance festival that takes place in Dakar yearly. I had the opportunity to study a local dance company by attending their rehearsals. The experience allowed me to make numerous contacts with artists and cultural operators in Senegal that will allow me to build an excellent network. I am truly inspired to continue my work in the African Art sector and to continue building bridges with other artists in Africa. The main challenge was the language barrier as it was difficult for me to access information. However, I was still able to achieve my goals and objectives through the use of a translator; I also made an effort to learn Wolof and have a working knowledge of French. I made some excellent contacts in Senegal and have invited these artists to come to Kenya. We also discussed starting a database of East and West African artists and doing a collaboration project in the future, in the fields of African dance, music and visual arts.
Grant Year : 2006
to attend contemporary dance and traditional West African dances master classes.
Type of Project
Departure : Nairobi, Kenya (Est Africa)
Destination : Dakar – Senegal (West Africa)