HEYA DANSE ! Poétique, didactique et historique de la danse africaine A book by Zab Maboungou
“Africa, continent of ancestors, has become the continent of return. This is what this art of dance seems to be showing us. This art coming out of Africa, which nowadays has an outreach almost everywhere in the world. African dance is thus glorious and ancient but also undeniably marked by the seal of modernity. Taken out of its traditional ethnic context by the very fact of being “staged” and “taught”, African dance has become a part of the modern field of interethnic confrontation.
Rhythms, the implacable code of everything that lives and vibrates, and whose chants, faraway, deep melodies, stifle and liberate, tell us how much longer we will live… And no doubt, how much longer we will dance”.
Available at Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata.