Lua Shayenne


AUG 13- 28, 2022

YENSA Festival, produced by Lua Shayenne Dance Company, is an international biennial festival that celebrates the work of women in dance, from African and Afro-diasporic culture.

YENSA Festival invites audiences to engage and celebrate with us the incredible evolution of Black dance, have conversations about the diversity of African Diasporic aesthetics, its histories and politics from a female perspective.



YENSA Festival is happy to announce programming for the inaugural dance festival taking place at Daniels Spectrum and Toronto Metropolitan University.

YENSA Festival will begin with a series of workshops followed by a public talk and conversation. The closing weekend will feature two different program performances at Daniels Spectrum’s Ada Slaight Hall on August 26 and 27; and August 28 closes the festival with an ATSIA CIRCLE – a dance and drum celebration for all to join in!

YENSA Festival offers FREE events and sliding scale tickets. Take advantage of our FESTIVAL PASS!

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