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Germaine Acogny

Senegalese-French dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny is considered the mother of contemporary African dance. Owing to the influence of her grandmother, a Yoruba priest, and her training in African and Occidental movement styles, she created her own form of modern dance; in 1980 she published African Dance, a book that details the technique. From 1977 to 1982 Acogny was the artistic director of Mudra Afrique, a company founded by Maurice Béjart and Leopold Sedar Senghor, Senegal’s first president. Over the years she has organized and led African dance workshops in Europe and Africa; opened a dance school, Studio Ecole Ballet Théâtre du 3è Monde, in Toulouse; and more recently started the International Centre for Traditional and Contemporary African Dances, or L’Ecole des Sables, in Senegal.

Upcoming events
My Black Chosen One
Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2
Oct 4—Oct 7, 2017
Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2
Oct 4—Oct 7, 2017

A scenically minimalist, emotionally maximalist solo performance by Senegalese dancer Germaine Acogny, choreographed especially for her by Ballet du Nord provocateur Olivier Dubois.