‘We write our stories with the medium of the body, unearth a beginning, middle and end through movement and infuse them with raw emotions and explosive live percussion.’
LUA SHAYENNE & CO. presents contemporary and traditional African dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a vehicle for spiritual and social progress. Choreographer and founder, Lua Shayenne draws on the aesthetics and values of traditional African dance and culture to create dance pieces that seek to upset and challenge multiple conventions and stereotypes.
LUA SHAYENNE & CO. promotes community development as well as cross-cultural exchange and collaboration with national and international artists. The company showcased its full length production DEPARTURE 00:00 at the Lower Ossington, October 11-14, 2012. A Danceworks CoWorks Series event and partnership with Amnesty International, the one hour and half show featured three new pieces choreographed by Lua Shayenne: War Child, Landed Immigrant and African Suite. The company has also been featured in Canada’s major venues and festivals such as Enwave Theatre, Afrofest, Irie Festival, Kuumba and more.