Urban Bush Women / Compagnie Jant-Bi

  • Fri 28.11.08 20 h
  • Sat 29.11.08 20 h

›Les écailles de la mémoire‹ (The scales of memory) is the first collaboration between choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of the United States and Germaine Acogny of Senegal and their respective companies – the 7 women of Urban Bush Women and the 7 men of Compagnie JANT-BI – that explores themes of memory, resistance and love. The piece highlights the visceral link between African Americans and Africans and delves into the chasms and similarities of gender, history and geography.

A collaboration between Compagnie Jant-Bi and Urban Bush Women

Choreography: Germaine Acogny and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar In collaboration with the dancers

Original music composed and performed by Fabrice Bouillon-LaForest with Fréderic Bobin 

Compagnie Jant-Bi: Babacar Ba, Cire Beye, Abdoulaye Kane, Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye, Ousmane Ndiaye, Bertrand Tchebe Saky, Abib Sow

Urban Bush Women: Maria Bauman, Nora Chipaumire, Catherine Dénécy, Paloma McGregor, Love Muwwakkil, Samantha Speis, Bennalldra Williams

Light design: J. Russell Sandifer

Costumes: Naoko Nagata

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© Photo: Antoine Tempé

Duration: 95min

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