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.

For the first time of her career, Germaine Acogny dances as the interpreter of someone else's choreography. Created as a tribute especially for her by Ballet du Nord provocateur Olivier DuboisMon Elue Noire:Sacre#2 is a scenically minimalist and  emotionally maximalist solo performance drawing 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. 

U.S. Premiere

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.


DATES: October 4-7, 2017
LOCATION: BAM Fisher 
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BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

Germaine Acogny - Olivier Dubois at BAM Fisher

When
October 4-7, 2017
Where
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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.

For the first time of her career, Germaine Acogny dances as the interpreter of someone else's choreography. Created as a tribute especially for her by Ballet du Nord provocateur Olivier Dubois, Mon Elue Noire:Sacre#2 is a scenically minimalist and  emotionally maximalist solo performance drawing 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. 

U.S. Premiere

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.


DATES: October 4-7, 2017
LOCATION: BAM Fisher 
Click here for more information
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