The Republic of Guinea is situated on the west coast of Africa. It goes deep inland and is bordered by Guinea Bisseau, Senegal, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Guinea is divided into four natural regions: the Guinean Highlands, Maritime Guinea, the Forest Region and Fouta Djallon. These areas constitute some of the most fantastic and varied scenery in West Africa, from humid coastal plains and swamps to the fertile and forested hills and plateaus of the interior.
Guinea is divided into four natural regions, The Highlands, The Coastal Region, The Forest Region and Foutah Djellon. Each of these areas is in turn inhabited by a great diversity of peoples, each possessing their own distinct culture language.
The company consists of people from each of the principal groups to be found in Guinea with all for the problems of differing language and customs that this implies. Each member of the company is obliged to take up the tremendous challenge of becoming proficient, not only in their own cultural inheritance, but in that of many other tribes.
Les Ballets Africains, in its role as the national dance company of their country, has mastered the art of presenting an accurate portrayal of many of these different cultural forms to a degree of excellence in performance that is entirely satisfactory to and respectful of the peoples concerned.