One World Dance & Drum to Share Music and Dances of Guinea, West Africa This Week

Former O’Donnell Visiting Educators, One World Dance and Drum, led by Sarah Lee Parker Mansaré, will share the dances and music of Guinea, West Africa with our students and community from Thursday, Sept 27 through Saturday, Sept 29.  On Thursday, September 27th, Sarah Lee will visit Professor Jackie Woodfork’s Decolonization in Africa.  On Friday she will visit both Professor Woodfork’s Modern Africa and Professor Renée Archibald’s Introduction to Dance.
Please join her and One World Dance & Drum for an open class on 
Saturday Sept 29th 
from 3pm-5pm at the Dance Studio for Whitman students and community members
This event requires no previous dance experience
Sarah Lee Parker Mansaré is a dancer, performer, activist, and head of the organization One World Dance and Drum. Parker-Mansaré has been studying the dances of West Africa for over twenty years both in the United States and Guinea. Each year she delves into intensive personalized study in various parts of Guinea with artists such as Alseny Bangoura, Mamadama Camara, Aly Mara and Sorel Conte, all of whom are Principal Dancers with Conakry’s Les Ballets Africains. One World Dance and Drum hosts intensive dance and drum excursions to Guinea each year as well as workshops and intensives in the Seattle area.