Kotchegna Dance CompanyAdditional title: Retour de Vado
NamesNakae, Mami (Dancer)Yao, Afoue (Dancer)Hernández, Lisa (Costume designer)Rhem, Darlene (Dancer)Ingram, Candace (Dancer)Diomande, Sogbety (Dancer)Brooks, Herb (Dancer)Papa, dancer, fl. 1998 (Dancer)Dahoue, Mamadou (Choreographer)Diomande, Vado (Choreographer)George, Bi Boti (Choreographer)Camara, Maguette (Choreographer)Niang, Mamadou (Director)Kotchegna Dance Company (Dancer)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Producer)
African Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1998
Table of ContentsPart I / script and choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance work featuring the Gue-pelou (masked stilt dance) ; dance forms borrowed from Boloye (Senoufo tribe), Bademalon (Mahoka) and Ngnalon (Mahoka and Yakuba).Part II. Abodan / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance to bring happiness during rituals (Baoulé tribe).Temate / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance of beauty and nobility, executed by young girls and boys to celebrate a good rice harvest (We tribe).Kong / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance demonstrating men's power (Kong tribe).Mamian / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance depicting young people's special role in traditional society (Yacouba).Dende / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance with bars, demonstrating people's ability and potential.Ngoron / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance for girls in the last stage of their initiation into womanhood, demonstrating their gracefulness (Senoufo).Mandiani / choreography, Maguette Camara ; celebration dance that originated in Guinea and spread throughout West Africa.Zagrobi / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance symbolizing rivalry (Bete).Solo / choreography and performance, Mamadou Dahoue.Zaouly / choreography, Vado Diomande ; dance of rejoicing and mourning.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIA 4-3302
TopicsDance -- Côte d'IvoireDrummers (Musicians) -- Côte d'IvoireBaule (African people)Dan (African people)Mask dancesStilt dances
GenresDanceFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: artistic direction by Vado Diomande ; choreography by Vado Diomande, Bi Boti George and Maguette Camara.Content: Program title: Retour de Vado.Content: Accompanied by house program.Funding: Recording made possible by the cooperation of Kotchegna Dance Company, Djoniba Dance and Drum Centre, Mamadou Niang and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Performers: Danced by Kotchegna Dance Company. Female dancers: Mami Nakae, Afoue Yao, Lisa Hernandez, Darlene Rhem, Candace Ingram. Male dancers: Vado Diomande, Sogbety Diomande, Bi Boti George, Maguette Camara, Herb Brooks, Papa.Performers: Drummers: Djo-Bi-Irie Simon, Tra-Bi Lizie, Sogbety Diomande, Madou Dembele, Gogbeu Boyon Privat.Performers: Guest artist: Mamadou Dahoue, director of the Ancestral Messengers.Venue: Videotaped in performance at Djoniba Dance and Drum Centre, New York, on December 12, 1998 ; director and videographer, Mamadou Niang.Funding: Recording made possible by the assistance of grants from the New York State Council of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 5 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (76 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionProgram of dance and music drawn from different regional styles of the Ivory Coast. The performers are introduced orally at the end of the program. Audience members, including children, join in informal dancing afterwards.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14062234Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): deaa72c0-f79b-0130-f1a5-3c075448cc4b
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