Germaine Acogny

Germaine Acogny (Senegal) 

Mon élue noire
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 . 8 PM
Photo by Geoff Sheil
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Germaine Acogny

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Estimated Length: 
This performance will last approximately 45 minutes with no intermission.
Age Appropriateness: 
This performance contains cigarette smoking, haze and flames

Ever since its premiere caused a near-riot in 1913 Paris, Stravinsky’s provocative work The Rite of Spring has captured the imagination of audiences and artists alike. This striking, visually arresting reinterpretation, staged as a solo contemporary piece, is a collaboration between renowned French choreographer Olivier Dubois and African dance icon Germaine Acogny, who dances this work with a compelling new vision.

Born in Senegal and hailed as the mother of contemporary dance in Africa, 73-year-old Acogny has taught, danced and choreographed on multiple continents. Her storied career has included a role as artistic director of Mudra Afrique, work with Maurice Béjart’s company in Brussels and currently, leadership at the ECOLE DES SABLES.

Dubois, is in the midst of creating a collection of Sacres du Printemps examining different aspects of The Rite of Spring. He is known for his provocative and inventive works.

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Proben Olivier Dubois & Germaine Acogny: "Mon Élue Noire - Sacre 2" rehearsals