Dance Master Class with Joh Camara


Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Image of Joh Camara
Presented By:
 Dance Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Joh Camara will teach a West African dance master class at the Harvard Dance Center as part of the Harvard Dance Program's Fall 2015 Master Class Series.

Sidi Mohamed Camara, popularly known as “Joh,” was born in Bamako, Mali in West Africa. With his award-winning dance companies (Troupe Sewa, Troupe Mande, Troupe du District de Bamako, and Percussion Fabla), Joh has toured the Republic of Mali and many countries in West Africa. As Chief Choreographer of Troupe Mande and Troupe Sewa, Mr. Camara led them to become among the most renowned and competitive troupes in the world of West African dance and drumming. Mr. Camara presently resides in Boston, where he continues to teach traditional Mande culture, language, music, and dance as well as those of neighboring Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. 

The class is free and open to the dance community. Observers welcome. 

Due to limited class capacity, online registration is required for both participants & observers. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or an undergraduate student. 

Participation is first-come, first-served, with priority given to Harvard University undergraduate students. 

More information: 617.495.8683,

Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact 617-495-8683 in advance of your participation or visit. 

The Harvard Dance Center is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs.