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Windship BOYD

The dancer choreographer Windship Boyd is constantly exploring dance genres, bodies and their unique energies. Trained as a classical and modern dancer, she discovered the exciting world of hip hop on her arrival in France and hasn’t ceased to develop the rhythms and steps of African dance. The collective construction of her shows offers a mixture humor and movement dynamics, enhanced by a melting pot of music, voices, sonorized movements and cadenced rhythms.
 
In recent years she has spent more time collaborating in Dance-Theatre works such as Papalagui and traveling to learn more about African dance in West Africa. In 2005 she received a 3 month scholarship from UNESCO to create work in Senegal which she then toured throughout Senegal and Gambia. Since then she has returned each year to West Africa : Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Chad for dance exchanges as a student, teacher and choreographer, organizing workshops for French students, creating works and/or performing her solo Skinny White Girl. In February 2015 she co- created a work between dancers and musicians, amateurs et professionals from France and Burkina Faso with the musician Sory Diabate which was performed at the Institut Francais and later in France.

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