Where can I study A-Feeree?
A-Feeree —The Physical Language is taught exclusively at COBA Studios Canada and is one of the primary training methods of COBA Collective Of Black Artists.You can become certified in the A-Feeree training method, through an eight week intensive training program with Bakari Ifasegun Lindsay. This certification program is open to advance to intermediate dance students, teachers, Griots and mentors who are interested in implementing this physical language as part of their training or teaching program.There are three levels of certification:
Level 1 - First phase of certification.This phase comprises of approximately 60 in-studio contact hours, where you will learn the physical principles of A-Feeree. There is also 60 hours of class room lectures on the ethnographic research that informs the physical choices within A-Feeree, along with practical teaching sessions, research projects, videos, photographers and field trips to libraries, performances and museums. In order to fulfill this level of certification participants must pass a formal written exam comprising of the research covered during in-class lessons coupled with a written project linking A-Feeree to a chosen dance style. Along with the written exam and research paper there is also a practical teaching session which participants should link to their research of your project. Upon completion of the course participants will receive a copy of the A-Feeree Teachers Manual.
– Candidates can only achieve level two (2) certification after they have been
teaching for a minimum of three years and can demonstrate high proficiency in movement
analysis and skill in A-Feeree technique. There is also a practical teaching exam which be
assessed by BaKari IfaSegun Lindsay.
Level 3- Full Certification: Candidates who have been teaching using the A-Feeree method for a minimum of five years. Have completed level 2 certification and passed a practical teaching session.
Upon completion of all three levels candidates will receive an official certificate,andhonor of being in the unique company of A-Feeree Certified Teachers (ACT).