DANCE AND INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATION

TALAWA-TECHNIQUE

Talawa-technique seeks to unlock the body, and give dancers the control needed in order to master the undulations, shakes, curves, shapes and qualities of the Africanistic movement. The technique is considered one of the most comprehensive techniques for mastering African body movement styles, and separates the pure mechanics of movement from aesthetic nuances.

  • Talawa-Technique acknowledges that teaching abilities and dancing abilities are not necessarily linked. Africanist dance styles are often very physical. Teaching is often linked to the instructors ability to physically show the movement. The codification, language and technical buildup of the Talawa-Technique, makes it possible to teach without having the physical capacity to demonstrate.
  • The Griot classification is linked and students of this must acquire the same level of dance as instruction.

 

DANCE EDUCATION: TALAWA-TECHNIQUE

*Module 4-7 in both dance and Instructing was given 15 study points at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), in 2011-12.

TITLE DECRIPTION

MODULE

TALAWA- INITIATE Introduction to Africanistic and Caribbean movement and recreational dance.

1-6

TALAWA- AKIMBO LEVEL Techniques, exercises and modules for professional and trained dancers within western styles, or dancers with basic within African and Caribbean Dance

7-14

TALAWA- YANVALOU LEVEL Professional Training for Caribbean and African trained dancers.

15-25

TALAWA- GRIOT Professional master technical dance training utilizing levels 1-32

25-32

 

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION: TALAWA-TECHNIQUE

TITLE DECRIPTION

MODULE

TALAWA- INITIATE Recreational dance for teens, adolescent, and elders.

1-6

TALAWA- AKIMBO Techniques, exercises and modules for professional and trained dancers within western styles, or dancers with basics within African and Caribbean Dance

7-14

TALAWA- YANVALOU Professional Training for Caribbean and African trained dancers.

15-20

TALAWA- MASTER INSTRUCTOR Instructor certified to teach the Talawa-technique module 1-25.

21-25

TALAWA-GRIOT Grand master can certify master instructors and wholly teach every module of the technique and theory.

26-32

*Module 4-7 in both dance and Instructing was given 15 study points at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), in 2011-12.

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