Training Diaspora Africa | Module 3

École des Sables

Dancer in a white dress, blindfolded, holding a white ball in front of her
© Sheli Ali

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the École des Sables for the third module of training diaspora Africa.

The training consists of three series of 10-week programs for dancers from Africa, its diaspora, and the Caribbean. The sessions are guided by teachers and artists working internationally, offering contemporary practice rooted in a language specific to Africa and its diaspora.

The training program aims to promote the development of the participant, and also to initiate a permanent dialogue between those living in and outside of Africa, each of whom have knowledge to pass on or to discover. The dancers work on both contemporary and traditional repertories rooted in African and diaspora cultures.

The third module, "Where are the works of black creators?" will specifically focus on exploring contemporary creation through the lens of Africa and its diaspora.