An evening with traditional African dance artists in NYC conversation, demonstration, and celebrationAdditional title: Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image original documentation
NamesCamara, Maguette (Panelist)Thiam, Lamine (Panelist)Gueye, Ndeye (Panelist)Koumbassa, Youssouf (Panelist)Basse-Wiles, Marie (Panelist)Guisse, Mamadou (Panelist)Koumbassa, Youssouf (Performer)Gueye, Ndeye (Performer)Basse-Wiles, Marie (Performer)Harwell, Lane (Speaker)Jones, Tanisha (Speaker)Webb, Carolyn (Carolyn Jeannette) (Speaker)Niang, Mamadou (Videographer)Mertz Gilmore Foundation (Presenter)New York Public Library. Dance Division (Presenter)Dance/NYC (Presenter)Camara, Maguette (Performer)Thiam, Lamine (Performer)
African Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2015-09-17
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 6194
TopicsCamara, MaguetteThiam, LamineGueye, NdeyeKoumbassa, YoussoufBasse-Wiles, MarieGuisse, MamadouDance -- Africa, WestMusic -- Africa, West
GenresPanel discussionsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: moderator, C. Daniel Dawson ; presented by The Jerome Robbins Dance Division and DanceNYC.Content: Widescreen.Content: Evan Leslie did not speak during this performance.Statement of responsibility: This recording was made possible by the cooperation of DanceNYC and Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Videographer, Mamadou Niang (NextMedia.tv).Performers: Panelists: Maguette Camara (dundun drum), Lamine Thiam, Ndeye Gueye, Youssouf Koumbassa (djembe drum), Marie Basse Wiles, Mamadou Guisse (Djembe drum).Performers: Introductory Remarks: Evan Leslie (artistic producer, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts), Lane Harwell (executive director, DanceNYC), Tanisha Jones (director, Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image), Carolyn Webb (project director, African Dance Interview Project)Venue: Videotaped during panel discussion at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y., as part of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation funded African Dance Interview Project, 2015 August 9.Funding: This recording was made possible by Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (84 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionPanelists mention the languages they speak; discuss how they became dancers/performers; how Sékou Touré (First President of Guinea) promoted dance and the National Dance Company of Guinea; Marie talks about how the different African cultures were mixed to create her dance company in Senegal due to President Leopold Senghor; about traditional dances and how they are changed to be mounted on a stage; talk about learning the drum music first before learning the dance; the healing that comes with the music and dance; philosophy/methodology of teaching; and concludes with each panelist performing their favorite dance.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 939531100NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20892445Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2ef55cd0-c13c-0133-b9f9-60f81dd2b63c
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