ENGAGEMENT FEMININ--An Evening of West African Contemporary Dance

American Premiere

ENGAGEMENT FÉMININ:
AN EVENING OF
WEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Created and performed by Art’ Dév/Compagnie Auguste-Bienvenue

Three Performances Only!
November 3-5 at 8PM
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street


No Boundaries presents the American premiere of two landmark pieces of contemporary African dance—Ecoute Ma Musique and Dans Un S’Y Mettre—performed in a single evening. Drawing from their own experiences, the dancers of Engagement Féminin explore the everyday choices the women of their communities make to face life’s obstacles and achieve their goals. 

Engagement Féminin is committed to developing a new generation of female choreographic artists in West Africa. Historically under-represented in this genre, young female performers receive training and create and perform their work across the continent in order to affect social change through contemporary African dance.

Running time: approximately 60 minutes.


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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Talk Backs

Q&A sessions with choreographer Auguste Ouédraogo and dancers will be held immediately following all performances.

Workshop

Wednesday, November 2, 5:30-7PM
Broadway Loft Studios (Dance Studio on 3rd Floor), 294 Elm Street

Audiences are invited to participate in an interactive studio session with members of Art’ Dév/Compagnie Auguste-Bienvenue.

Co-Sponsored by Yale Theater Studies Program

Symposium
Think Jam: Improvisation Across Disciplines

Saturday, November 5, 2-4PM
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street

An improvised jam session with dancers, musicians, poets, and scholars, in which disciplines collide and co-mingle. At this unique event, invited guests from inside and outside of Yale share their knowledge of and engage in active research into practices of improvisation.

Co-Sponsored by Yale Theater Studies Program

For more information, click here.


Photo by Nestor DA