CREATIVE LABORATORYwith Khoudia Toure from Dakar, Senegal.
In 2021 Anna was granted an international exchange grant from the Swedish Arts Grants committe ( Konstnärsnämnden ). For the the exchange she invited Khoudia Toure from Dakar, Senegal to work on a short dance film as well as teaching workshops in Stockholm, Sweden.
12 dancers with 8 different dancestyles participated and it was an evening full of sweat, exchange and dance!
To further the cultural exchange between Senegal and Sweden we decided to highlight and share information about Association Maggando and the Food for Thought Project.
Founded in 2017, the non-profit organization Association Maggando aims to encourage young underserved street dance artists in Senegal to get a better education in dance, develop their professional projets, and connect through dance with the rest of the world. Based in the capital city of Dakar, in Senegal, it promotes youth empowerment through the core of HipHop values, unity and solidarity.
Food for Thought
The Food for Thought Project was founded in 2015 by Elin Karlsson to help youths in poverty to study at university in the island of Mindoro, Philippines. The Food for Thought team consists of Elin Karlsson, Marvil Iglesias and Melinda Jacobsson Silayan. We believe that everyone should have the right to a higher education. This not only increases an individual’s chances of a better quality of life in the future, but it also helps the intellectual and professional capital of their village and the island in general.