A performing artist for over 20 years, Landing Mané embodies the spirit of Senegalese music and dance. Landing has studied traditional West African dance and drumming since the age of 4, and received formal training in Afro jazz and classical ballet at the National Conservatory of Dakar.
He was Artistic Director and Choreographer of Bakalama of Thionck-Essyl in Dakar, a group founded by his father, for five years. Since arriving in London in 1998, Landing has worked as a choreographer, dancer and musician and has performed with Adam Benjamin, co-founder of CandoCo Dance Company, Badejo Arts, Sakoba, Mashengo and Rhino Drum.
He performs at festivals throughout Britain and Europe, including WOMAD, Drum Call and Winter Drum. He also works as an educator and workshop facilitator with Sewa Beats, Sewa Education, Drum Café and Step Afrika, sharing his knowledge and passion with students of all ages.
Landing is a versatile musician and dancer with innate talent for performing and teaching, and an energy which inspires joy in all.
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