Aida Diop and Krystal Lowe dancing together on the Glanfa Stage at the WMC

Krystal Lowe & Aïda Diop Dance Fusion Collaboration for Dathliad Cymru-Affrica 2023

Dathliad Cymru-Affrica logo with two prominent Cs, Cymru C is filled with an African print type design, the Affrica C is filled with a Welsh blanket type designBallet Cymru meets Ballet Africains with this special festival commission bringing together Newport based Krystal Lowe (ballet and contemporary dance artist) and Swansea based Aïda Diop (Senegalese traditional sabar dance specialist). Both had previously been involved in different Successors of the Mandingue collaboration projects. We were very excited  to see how their partnership would develop by bringing Krystal and Aïda and their unique styles together in the same room! The piece was filmed and edited by Tim Tyson Short for a showing at the Fic as part of Dathliad Cymru-Affrica Bethesda (see film below) and was performed live at our Dathliad Cymru-Affrica Cardiff festival weekend at the Wales Millennium Centre (June 2023).

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