|Kiandanda Dance Theater|
In Kongo language, kia ndanda means someone or something that comes after me, this could be people, ideas, events... for Byb, Kiandanda is the accomplishment of his ideas and visions for his art and for this world. It’s about something constantly new on the basis, a new good generation of things.
Kiandanda is an international Dance company that does work between Africa, Europe and the USA. Every year the company holds workshops, the Nzela Program and the Rue Dance Festival which is held every two years in the Republic of Congo. Workshops are open to non dancers, adults and professional dancers.
As formerly named Studio Rue Dance, Kiandanda Dance Theater is a laboratory, a studio where everyone is invited to come and contribute to create the art through conferences, performances and workshops.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Recipient Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant, 2009
Recipient Zellerbach Family Foundation, 2009
Recipient Zellerbach Family Foundation, 2012
DANCE PROGRAMS AND RESIDENCIES