Diadié Bathily is the creator of the Timbuk African dance fitness workout. Diadié Bathily is (pronounced Jah-Jay BAH-chee-LEE) has danced professionally for over 30 years on stages in Africa, Europe and North America. Diadié is a world renowned dancer, choreographer, instructor and costume designer. He has conducted master classes and workshops throughout Europe and North America and has performed with or choreographed for such notable companies as the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, the Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts & Humanities, Ecole de Danse et d’Echange Culturel with Ms. Marie Rose Guiraud and Broadway Dance Center. Diadié is the recipient of the N’gowa Prize for dance on the Ivory Coast and has performed at the United Nations, the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia and many festivals and events around the U.S.In 2003, he founded his own non-profit dance company, Afriky Lolo, meaning “Star of Africa” in Bambara. The company includes an adult dance troupe, a troupe for adolescents, and a children’s troupe. Diadié and his dancers have performed and presented workshops all over the United States, in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, New York, and Philadelphia. Diadié has also been a guest choreographer and performer at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and a visiting choreographer at Malcolm X College in Chicago, and he has founded a satellite troupe of Afriky Lolo in Chicago that he visits regularly to choreograph and rehearse. With Timbuk, Diadié is excited to teach and encourage the celebration of movement and engaging African culture to fitness centers and homes across America.
Class: Wednesdays 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The newest hottest African Dance Fitness program is debuting nationwide with Master African Dancer DIADIE BATHILY. TIMBUK founder, Diadié Bathily (pronounced Jah-Jay BAH-chee-LEE) is the most accomplished West African Dancer on the face of the earth. His program is founded upon classic West African dance with a punch of Diadié's signature choreography. TIMBUK is crafted out of passion, pride and perfection to give you a fitness program that you will love.