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Title
An evening with traditional African dance artists in NYC conversation, demonstration, and celebration
Additional title: Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image original documentation
Names
Camara, 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)
Collection

African Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2015-09-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6194
Topics
Camara, Maguette
Thiam, Lamine
Gueye, Ndeye
Koumbassa, Youssouf
Basse-Wiles, Marie
Guisse, Mamadou
Dance -- Africa, West
Music -- Africa, West
Genres
Panel discusions
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Statement 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 Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 video file (84 min.) : sound, color
Description
Panelists 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 Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 939531100
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20892445
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2ef55cd0-c13c-0133-b9f9-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "An evening with traditional African dance artists in NYC conversation, demonstration, and celebration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2015. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3261fba0-c13c-0133-2d97-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "An evening with traditional African dance artists in NYC conversation, demonstration, and celebration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3261fba0-c13c-0133-2d97-60f81dd2b63c

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2015). An evening with traditional African dance artists in NYC conversation, demonstration, and celebration Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/3261fba0-c13c-0133-2d97-60f81dd2b63c

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An evening with traditional African dance artists in NYC conversation, demonstration, and celebration