Youssouf Koumbassa in Kittery, Maine
Workshop with Youssouf Koumbassa, world renowned dancer from Guinea, West Africa.
Youssouf is one of the world’s most sought after teachers of West African dance. He was a principal dancer with Ballet Djoliba, one of the national companies in Guinea, before relocating to the US more than 25 years ago.
He is a simultaneously graceful and powerful dancer, with an incredible gift for teaching. He leads workshops and conferences all over the world from Japan to Israel to California – and Maine.
Here’s a taste of class with Youssouf from a trip to Portland in 2014.
Youssouf’s class is followed by a drum class with Namory Keita from 1:30-3:00 pm $15 if you pay ahead, $18 at the door