Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Celebrate New York's traditional African dance artists

N'Deye Gueye
(photo courtesy of the artist)

Town Hall
An Evening with Traditional African Dance Artists in NYC:
Conversation, Demonstration and Celebration

A presentation of Dance/NYC


Thursday, September 17
6-7:30pm


Admission is free 
with required reservation. 

Dance/NYC and the New York Public Library's Jerome Robbins Dance Division present an evening of conversation and dance demonstration with Master African dance artists who have greatly transformed the dance landscape in New York City. Interviewed during the African Dance Interview Project of 2014, these esteemed artists include Maguette Camara, Marie Basse-Wiles, Mouminatou Camara, Youssouf Koumbassa, and N'Deye Gueye. This initiative, conceived by Jan Schmidt with Carolyn Webb serving as Project Director, was developed to increase community knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of traditional African dance in NYC. Renowned scholar and lecturer of the African Diaspora, C. Daniel Dawson, will moderate the evening.

Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (between Columbus and Amsterdam), Manhattan

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