Germaine Acogny performs at the World Cultures Festival [fr]
Franco-Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny is performing on 17 and 19 November at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre; she is recognised globally as the original mover and shaper behind contemporary African dance.
The Franco-Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny is deemed as the « Mother of African contemporary dance ». Germaine Acogny has worked with countless choreographers, throughout her career between Dakar, Toulouse and Brussels, such as Maurice Béjart with whom she collaborates extensively. In 2004, she has inaugurated the Ecole des Sables, an international centre for African traditional and contemporary dance in Senagal.
In November, she will come to Hong Kong and perform for the city for the first time, with two shows at the World Cultures Festival : « Somewhere at the Beginning » and « Mon Elue Noire ». The theme of this bi-annual festival, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong (LCSD), is « Vibrant Africa ». The programme brings together different talented African singers, dancers and actors from all continents from 20 October to 19 November 2017.