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Sunugal Ballet

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The Sunugal Ballet

Sunugal Ballet The Sunugal Ballet from Senegal is a group of dancers led by Coura N'Diaye and Djibi Diop Faye, who grew up together in the city of Dakar. Dancing and drumming for hours on end while young, they received a more formal education from Mansa Gueye, director of the National Ballet of Senegal. After arriving in the United States, they formed the company in 1998 to promote and perform Senegalese dance in the Bay Area. A small subset of Sunugal Ballet performed in People Like Me 2002: Face to Face!

They have performed in numerous venues and festivals internationally, including the 2001 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, the 1999 Juneteenth Festival in Oakland, and the Santa Cruz Ethnic Arts Showcase. They collaborated with other Senegalese performers residing in the U.S., to produce the Keur Khaley Cultural Dance Concert in Oakland, CA. in 2000 and 2001.

 



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