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US PREMIERE
Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2
Oct 4—Oct 7, 2017
 
Dance

Ballet du Nord
Choreography by Olivier Dubois

 

To the opening strains of Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), a soft glow pulses and the smell of pipe tobacco wafts through the darkness. The music builds, explodes, and Germaine Acogny, the Senegalese artist often called the mother of contemporary African dance, explodes with it. Created especially for her by Ballet du Nord provocateur Olivier Dubois, this scenically minimalist, emotionally maximalist solo performance draws deep from Acogny’s prodigious well of experience. Confined atop a brutally lit platform of black walls, she confronts the audience with furious presence, fearlessly carving out a space for her artistry in the deepest trenches of Western modernism.

 

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Lighting design by Emmanuel Gary
Costume design by Chrystel Zingiro

A Ballet du Nord / Olivier Dubois - Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Picardie production.

Co-produced by le CENQUATRE - Paris, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Fabrik – Potsdam.

 
 
RUN TIME
37min
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Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Germaine Acogny
BIO
Germaine Acogny
Senegalese-French dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny is considered the mother of contemporary African dance.
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