Book us for Drumming Workshop & Community-based performances.
Malicounda Dance Company can create a community-based performance for all kinds of events, for companies, schools and festivals. Volunteers are chosen and given a 45 minutes workshop to create the performance. The volunteers perform on stage with Malicounda!
Malicounda offers unique workshops that will stimulate creativity, ingenuity, and collaboration open to adults, children and family!
Our goal is to provide a multicultural experience with musical instruments from around the world. By sharing with children, teachers, and the community, we open minds to the world. We hope to inspire the creative nature of children and adults alike. Participating in an interactive group performance using drums and other percussion instruments allows all voices to be heard.
Performances can also be accompanied by a Drum Circle , Drum Workshops or Dance Workshops.
About Malicounda Dance Company
Malicounda Dance Company performs music and dances primarily in Canada and the United States. Our program will help build an awareness of a different cultural context. This will help in recognizing the similarities that we all have as people and respecting the differences from which we can all learn.
Historically, drumming, dancing and singing were part of everyday life. Our goal is to invigorate this powerful connection to movement, percussions and songs!
About the performance
One of the goals of Malicounda is to bring people together by making music as a group. The technique used is accessible to everybody. Volunteers will be encouraged to create their own music.
Fun and pleasure are guaranteed! Drumming is an expression of a physical, psychological, and spiritual state of being that enables people to give meaning and context to their greatest joys and hopes. This musical expression contributes to a sense of wholeness.
Description of the performance
Some aspects of the performance are interactive; we will invite people to join us.
- Time : 1 hour
- 45 min. workshop for 30 volunteers
- Interactive clapping for the audience to help learn rhythm.
- Body percussion
Musical instruments from around the world will be introduced
- Claves: Cuba
- Darbuka: Egype
- Shaker eegs
- Talking drum from Ghana
- Kalimba: a wood soundboard and metal keys, played inside a gourd (Dizzee) for sound resonation.
- Djembe, Dunduns,