Lua Shayenne Dance Company (LSDC) blends dance, music and storytelling rooted in West African culture with contemporary art forms and social commentary. LSDC produces original dance works, enriching educational programs, YENSA Festival – a biennal festival that celebrates Black Women in dance – in addition to offering professional and community workshops with local and international artists. Led by the vision of Artistic Director, Lua Shayenne, LSDC’s artistic practice is also a spiritual one in service to the wider community; the process of creating something new can potentially increase our sense of spiritual connection to one another and transform the hearts of our audiences and participants.
In its 12th year, LSDC has presented six full-length productions including KIRA, The Path | La Voie, Djaa, the Drought, Hybrid and Woman’s Whisper, cos.mo.pol.i.tan, Djaa and Departure 00:00. LSDC has also been featured in major venues and festivals such as the 33rd Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, Sharing the Stage, dance: made in canada festival | fait au canada | d:mic, Fall for Dance North, Dusk Dances, Dancing On the Edge Festival and more.
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