Reminder: 3 Weeks to PRE-REG DEADLINE, (CDDF) Congolese Dance & Drum Festival 2013: BIAMVU BIA KONGO: Send your pre-registration form by OCT. 4, 2013 with 4 or more dance workshops chosen and pay $13 per workshop. View Details:www.youmustdance.blogspot.com. Check out one of the highlighted festival artists below. This is a not to be missed event!
Biza Sompa began his dance-choreography career in 1970 with the Ballet Damar and the Congolese National Dance Company in Brazzaville, Congo. He toured extensively throughout France, Belgium and Germany with the Paris based Congolese dance troupes Ballet Lemba and Ballet N’Kodia.
In 1979 Biza founded the Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater, which is based in Ann Arbor, MI. Under his proficient guidance as the artistic director for the company, the members of Bichini Bia Congo are trained in the technical and aesthetic elements of Congolese dancing, singing, instrumentation, and drumming.
Currently, Biza is a lecturer in the dance department at the University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College. In addition to teaching at the college level, Mr. Sompa also facilitates master classes, workshops, lectures and demonstrations.