A 10-day journey in dance, discussion & connection – participants will be immersed in the movement world of the Birds, ANIKAYA’s Conference of the Birds ensemble, along with the histories, dances and ritual practices of Benin.

Where: Cotonou, Benin

When: June 13-23, 2024

Only a few spots left! 

Join us for a 10-day journey in dance, discussion & connection. Participants will be immersed in the movement world of the Birds, ANIKAYA’s Conference of the Birds ensemble, along with the histories, dances and ritual practices of Benin.

ANIKAYA’s Conference of the Birds ensemble is made up of master dancers and choreographers from eight countries and five continents. Each ANIKAYA intensive focuses on the practices of four of the Birds, as well as sharing with participants the entangling practices that brought these vastly different artists into one deeply connected flock.

For the Benin 2024 intensive, the teaching artists will be Wendy Jehlen (US), Marcel Gbeffa (Benin), K Sarveshan (South Africa/India), Ibrahim Abdo (Egypt), with traditional Beninese dance taught by Orphée Ahehehinnou (Benin).

The intensive will be hosted by Centre Chorégraphique Multicorps. Participants will also experience the history, culture, visual arts and dance of Benin.

•60 hours in-studio
•visits to historic sites and arts spaces, including:
••Ouidah, the epicenter of Voudoun – the common root of Haitian Vodou, New Orleans Voodoo, Candomble, and other African diasporic religions and spiritual practices
••Ganvie, a floating city built on stilts built by Tofinu people to protect themselves from the Fon warriors and enslavers

Spaces in the program will be limited.

How to apply:
More info and apply at birds-intensive.anikaya.org

Costs for participants: see website

Contact details: info@anikaya.org

For further information, please visit http://birds-intensive.anikaya.org

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