Lua Shayenne Dance Company

LUA SHAYENNE DANCE COMPANY (LSDC) blends dance, music and storytelling rooted in West African culture with contemporary art forms and social commentary. 

LUA SHAYENNE DANCE COMPANY (LSDC) produces original dance works, enriching educational programs, YENSA Festival – a biennal festival that celebrates Black Women in dance; in addition to offering professional and community workshops with local and international artists.

Led by the vision of Artistic Director, Lua Shayenne, LSDC’s artistic practice is also a spiritual practice in service to the wider community – The process of creating something new can potentially increase our sense of spiritual connection to one another and transform the hearts of our audiences and participants.

In its 12th year, LSDC has presented six full length productions including KIRA, The Path | La Voie (Luminato – The Fleck Theatre – 2019), Djaa, the Drought (Arts in the Parks, Toronto – 2016), Hybrid and Woman’s Whisper (CCF Frontenac, Kingston, ON – 2016),, (Harbourfront Centre, Toronto – 2014); Djaa (Festival International Danse Encore, Québec – 2013); and Departure 00:00, (Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto – 2012).

LSDC has also been featured in major venues and festivals such as Fall for Dance North, Mayor’s Art Lunch, Intersection Dance (Burlington Performing Arts Centre), Francofest (Hamilton), Dusk Dances, Dancing On the Edge Festival (Vancouver), Afrofest and more.