Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Audio Interview with three African Choreographers
Listen to a conversation about contemporary dance from three choreographers from Nigeria, Kenya, and the Ivory Coast. You'll meet Qudus Onikeeku, Opiyo Okach and Michel Kouakou.
These artists are part of the Bates Dance Festival's special exchange program called the African Contemorary Arts Consortium which was founded in 2004. Established due to the lack of viable exchange programs in the U.S. for artists from Africa, the Consortium is currently comprised of 11 diverse U.S. arts organizations, including festivals, performing and visual arts centers, producers and universities. Each member has made a long-term commitment -- on a curatorial, institutional, and personal level for multi-dimensional and multi-directional cultural exchange.