Cassa Cassa: Dance meeting of Africa and the diaspora

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Additional title: Cassa Cassa!
Lefebvre, Elodie (Screenwriter)
Lefebvre, Elodie (Director)
Lefebvre, Elodie (Editor of a moving image work)
Bendongué, Fred (Dancer)
Bendongué, Fred (Choreographer)
Bendongué, Fred (Interviewee)
Le Messurier, Flavia Chevez (Dancer)
Le Messurier, Flavia Chevez (Interviewee)
Le Messurier, Flavia Chevez (Choreographer)
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo (Dancer)
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo (Interviewee)
Zollar, Jawole Willa Jo (Choreographer)
Chipaumire, Nora (Dancer)
Chipaumire, Nora (Interviewee)
Chipaumire, Nora (Choreographer)
Maqoma, Gregory (Dancer)
Maqoma, Gregory (Interviewee)
Maqoma, Gregory (Choreographer)
Ouamba, Andréya (Dancer)
Ouamba, Andréya (Interviewee)
Ouamba, Andréya (Choreographer)
Funmi, Adewole (Dancer)
Funmi, Adewole (Interviewee)
Funmi, Adewole (Choreographer)
Moreira, Rui, 1963- (Dancer)
Moreira, Rui, 1963- (Interviewee)
Moreira, Rui, 1963- (Choreographer)
Damasceno, Tatiana (Dancer)
Damasceno, Tatiana (Interviewee)
Damasceno, Tatiana (Choreographer)
Carlés, James (Dancer)
Carlés, James (Interviewee)
Carlés, James (Choreographer)
Blou, Léna (Choreographer)
Blou, Léna (Interviewee)
Ndaiye, Pape Ibrahima (Dancer)
N'daiye, Pape Ibrahima (Choreographer)
Liadi, Adedayo (Dancer)
Liadi, Adedayo (Choreographer)
Acogny, Germaine, 1944- (Choreographer)
Acogny, Patrick (Choreographer)
Adodo, Lola (Choreographer)
Andriamoratsiresy, Ariry (Choreographer)
Beugré, Nadia (Choreographer)
Douglas, Gilbert (Choreographer)
Fo, Longa (Choreographer)
Fonkam, Jean Michel (Choreographer)
Grimes, Errol (Choreographer)
Jemal, Jundai (Choreographer)
Kapo, Clément (Choreographer)
Lumarque, Nicole (Choreographer)
Onyango, Odak (Choreographer)
Sanou, Salia (Choreographer)
Théfaine, Flora (Choreographer)
Tobio, Hyacinthe Abdoulaye (Choreographer)
Vogt, Helmut (Choreographer)
Amancio, Gilbert (Musician)
Ba, Djibril (Musician)
Denis, Raoul J.R (Musician)
Diop, Abdoulaye (Musician)
Diop, Oumar Fandy (Musician)
Flauzin, Felix (Musician)
Penda, Badara (Musician)
Seck, Ndeye (Musician)
Simao, Francisco Tiago (Musician)
Simao, Joao Paulo (Musician)
École des Sables (Producer)

African Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2012
Place: Senegal
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2870
Dance -- Africa
African diaspora
African diaspora in art
African American dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: Written and directed by Elodie Lefebvre.
Creation/production credits: Sound engineer, Aymeric de Tapol; editing, Elodie Lefebvre; music, album "Land elec", Aymeric de Tapol; English translation, Eleonore Lefebvre, Elaine Merkus, Christian Vair; production, École des Sables; sound mixing, Fred Lillo; color correction and subtitles, thibault Saksik; DVD output, PCR; choreographers, Germaine Acogny, Patrick Acogny, Fumi (i.e. Funmi) Adewole, Lola Adodo, Arir (i.e. Ariry) Andriamoratsiresy, Fred Bendongué, Nadia Beugré, Léna Blou, James Carlés, Flavia Chevez Le Messurier, Nora Chipaumire, Tatiana Damasceno, Gilbert Douglas, Longa Fo, Jean Michel Fonkam, Errol Grimes, Jundai Jemal, Clément Kapo, Adedayo Liadi, Nicole Lumarque, Gregory Maqoma, Rui Moreira, Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye dit Kaolak, Odak Onyango, Andreya Ouemba (i.e. Andréya Ouamba), Salia Sanou, Flora Théfaine, Hyacinthe Tobio (i.e. Hyacinthe Abdoulaye Tobio), Helmut Vogt, Jawole Zollar; musicians, Gilbert Amancio, Djibril Ba, Raoul JR Denis, Abdoulaye Diop, Oumar Fandy Diop, Felix Flauzin, Badara fatime Penda fall, Ndeye Seck, Francisco Tiago Simao, Joao Paulo Simao.
Performers: Fred Bendongué, Flavia Chevez Le Messurier, Jawole Zollar, Nora Chipaumire, Gregory Maqoma, Andreya Ouemba (i.e. Andréya Ouamba), Fumi (i.e. Funmi) Adewole, Rui Moreira, Tatiana Damasceno, James Carlés, dancers/speakers; Léna Blou, speaker; Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye dit Kaolak, Adedayo Liadi, dancers.
Venue: 2012 Senegal.
Acquisition: Gift; Elodie Lefebvre, 2013.
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 1 streaming video file (52 min) : sound, color
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
From Elodie Lefebvre's website: "Germaine Acogny, a leading figure in contemporary African dance and the founder of the École des Sables in Senegal, has longed for many years to bring together choreographers from Africa and the diaspora. In 2007, the École des Sables invited for the first time thirty-five choreographers and musicians of African origin for the project 'Recontres dansées de l'Afrique et de sa diaspora' (Danced Encounters of Africa and its Diaspora). This remote place became for two weeks the site for exceptional exchange. Each artist who has accepted the invitation brings his or her own personal universe. They unfold it under the others' gaze, in a quest for the nature of the links that unite them with Africa; they put it into a dialogue with their partners' universes, searching for the mutations of form and meaning which their dancing has undergone. It is with a desire for communion and sharing that these unique trajectories meet at the École des Sables; it is between the bush and the ocean that they reunite with their collective history."
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 951987001
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21004114
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 30228130-72e2-0134-f268-00505686a51c
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  • 2012: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Cassa Cassa" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2012.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Cassa Cassa" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 15, 2019.

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