Poetics, didactics and history of African dance
by Zab Maboungou
Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata and Éditions du CIDIHCA announce the publication of Heya Danse! Poetics, didactics and history of African dance, a moving book on the foundations of African dance, by Zab Maboungou.
Zab Maboungou presents African dance in all its forms. The reader will discover a whole art of movement of a humanity in perpetual redefinition of itself.
“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.
The book is available at Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata
African Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 2005
Le Devoir, February 26-27, 2005
TEXTS & ARTICLES
Various articles by Zab Maboungou:
The art of improvisation in African dance , October 2001.
Transformation techniques , Spring 2014.
Cultural diversity or the orchestration of insensitivity to the other , September 2017.
“SLĀV and Kanata: Defeat” , August 2018.