As always at Nyata Nyata, the practise of rhythms, in other terms, the science of the drum, is at the heart of dance. Technique provides us with an access to tradition while feeding the contemporary creation.
Zebola is a rhythm as well as a dance which have been originally attributed to the Mongo people of the Democratic Republique of the Congo (RDC). This healing rite has inspired generations of musicians and dancers in both Congos because of its incredible sophistication, both physical and rhythmic, one that can serve as a model to understand many world dances, starting whith those from central Africa and the Carribean.
Content and progression
– Axis, posture and energy (Rypada)
– Body (divided) and space (multi6dimensional)
– Movement and structure
– Zab Maboungou
– Ferdinand Batantou (guest teacher)
– Elli Maboungou