​The drought | La sécheresse

Djaa means drought in Bambara, Mali, West Africa.

Once upon a time, in a not so distant past, humans suffered from a severe drought. After consulting the Komo mask, they embark on a great journey to find Mami Wata – the Water Spirit.

Djaa signifie la sécheresse en langue Bambara, Mali, Afrique de l’Ouest.

Il était une fois il y a très longtemps, un village qui souffrait d’une grave sécheresse. Les villageois décidèrent de consulter l’esprit du savoir – symbolisé par le masque Komo qui les conseillent d’aller à la recherce de Mami Wata – l’esprit des Eaux.

​Production of this piece is supported from the Toronto Arts Council for Arts in Parks.

Lua Shayenne

Run Time
45 Minutes

Presented by LSDC at Arts in the Parks 2016

*Presented at Festival International Danse Encore (Trois Rivières, Québec) 2013 – First Phase of development.

*Part of the Company’s 2014 production at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. A Danceworks Coworks Series Event and NEXTSteps’ presentation – First Phase of development. Creation of this piece was funded by the Toronto Arts Council . Production was funded by the Canada Arts Council

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