Project Description

Lua Shayenne

African Movements and Rhythms – In-Person Workshop

The workshop takes students on a fun journey into Yassama’s world through African rooted movement and song. Emphasis is given to developing a musical ear and coordination. The students are led into fun polyrhythmic hand-clapping, engaging call and response and song. The accompanying percussionist introduces the students to the instrument he is playing, its origins and how it is made.

In-Person Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Equity and Inclusion

Experiential Learning

Booking Details

School Fee: $244.00 + HST
Audience Size: 60
Grades: 3-6

Language: English, Bilingual
Availability: Limited Year-Round

Teacher Resources


Coming in September 2020

About Lua Shayenne

Lua Shayenne is the creator and performer of the new solo dance theatre children series Tales and Dance Around the Baobab presented at Arts in the parks, Animating Waterfront and the Wee Festival. A dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and storyteller.A 2016/17/18 K.M. Hunter Dance and 2013 TELUS Newcomer artist award nominee, Lua recently commissioned, produced and danced in KIRA, The Path | La Voie which premiered at the Luminato Festival and toured in Ontario, to rave reviews.

A recipient of the 2013 BMO seeds Fund Award for Artists working in community, Lua brings African dance, music and culture to grassroots organizations and schools and loves to produce engaging programming. Lua is currently creating FRONTIERS | FRONTIÈRES for Lua Shayenne Dance Company, a new work that explores the impact of border restrictions and colonial division of land on individual lives and communities.

Yassama and the Beaded Calabash was developed and premiered by the WeeFestival of Arts and Culture. To learn more visit