Available for tour
Learn the dance style and rhythms of MALOYA from Katy Toave, the lead singer of SIMANGAVOLE.
Katy has toured to California in 2019 presenting dance classes and showcased performance collaborations in Los Angeles as part of Sounds of Blackness, Lula Washington Dance theatre, BollypopLA and a Taste of Soul Festival.
Click here to view Katy's dance page and watch some videos of the Maloya Dance school in Reunion Island.
Available for tour
Maloya - the Forbidden Slave Music and Dance of Réunion Island, is a region of France and an island
in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 175 km (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius.
The tour of Simangavole will be historical for this acclaimed all female Maloya group. It
would be the first tour of its kind for the United States profiling the role of women in the form, programming both the music and dance.
Five Musicians and one Manager (Travel party of six) can secure flights from Reunion Island to the United States through local area support. This reflects a significant cost savings with only local domestic costs and fees required.
To learn more about Simangavole and download their EPK, click here.
Representatives from the Pryce Centre toured to
the USA in January and April 2019 to further develop links and networks with collegiate companies in California, New York and Philadelphia.
From this comes a vision to create future performance opportunities, faculty exchange and talent pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists. They returned to North America in January 2020 to form part of the celebration of Black Dance Legacy between Australia and the United States across three states. Performances included a star studded lineup featuring Colin Hay, Delta Goodrem, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
To learn more about the Pryce Centre, click here.