The world of Malagasy rhythms

Explore the world of Malagasy rhythms and let your body dance to the sounds of Madagascar.

Illustrating a sensual show, Malagasy rhythms tell the soul of a culture inherited from the ancestors. We’ll transport you to the place where these rhythms charm you. An unforgettable experience with fiery dances and frenzied steps transports you to Madagascar. Discover the energy that abounds in kilalaka, tsapiky, salegy and the hira gasy dance.

Dance with passion with the ancestral art of Malagasy music.

The Hira Gasy :

The hira gasy dance is a traditional Malagasy dance. It embodies artistic expression and the transmission of stories and cultural values. A symbolic meaning is attributed to each gesture and movement. Telling imaginary stories and scenes from everyday life, each movement evokes a chronicle. Music and dance resonate in harmony. Gestures and facial expressions express the message.

The Salegy :

Salegy, a dance characterized by rapid movements of the feet and hips, is an important part of Madagascan culture. Moving nimbly around the dance floor, dancers execute fast, jerky steps. The movements are improvised and vary according to the dancer’s interpretation. Joyful, this choreography creates a festive air. As it evolves, it gives rise to a new artistic expression concomitant with jazz, reggae and pop music.

The Tsapiky :

Like salegy, tsapiky is animated by energetic dance music. Its roots lie in the traditional songs of south-west Madagascar, around Toliara and Betroka. Faster than salegy, it earns its performance with guitar driven traditional compositions. The compilation “Tuléar never Sleeps” brought her international popularity.

The Kilalaka :

Originating in southwest Madagascar, kilalaky is a fast-paced, rhythmic musical variety. This dance is often used to liven up parties and celebrations. Repetitive cadences and simple, direct lyrics, often improvised, characterize it. Guitar, drum and accordion are the instruments used. The sound emanating from these devices is a blend of modern and traditional. For parties, she creates an atmosphere of complicity and joy, encouraging everyone to participate.

The Afindrafindrao :

Originating in the central region of the island, the “Afindrafindrao” dance is a traditional Madagascan farandole. Its main movement translates as “tourner tourner” in Malagasy, with dancers holding each other on the shoulders or hands, performing the specific surge in a circle. Ballet steps are synchronized with specific steps. The contemporary influence affects this farandole for different interpretations constituted the melt between modern and traditional arts. Afindrafindrao embodies the beauty, elegance and unity of the Imerina people. It is often performed at traditional ceremonies, festivities and cultural events in Madagascar.

The Mangaliba :

Originally from the Menabe region, mangaliba is a war dance. Practiced during rituals and festive ceremonies, it manifests itself as acrobatics. Jumps, gestures symbolizing attacks and defenses, represent the movements of mangabila. Generally men, the dancers wear distinctive garments embellished with feathers, shells and raffia.

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