Tag: germaine acogny

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in February 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell has been named artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. María Riccetto has been appointed artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Sodre. Terry Wilson has been named artistic director of […]

This Breathtaking Film Captures 38 African Dancers Performing Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring

Known as the “mother of contemporary African dance,” Senegalese-French dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny first saw Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring performed by dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet. Presented with the tale of human sacrifice and gender relationships, she couldn’t help but draw parallels between the ritualistic choreography and traditions from her African […]

NYC's Upcoming Season is Full of Powerful Women

Maybe it’s just by chance, but it seems like the upcoming lineup in New York City is designed to remind us of the women giants of our field. What a great welcome to the new season! • Twyla Tharp brings new and old work to the Joyce. She may be the most prolific living choreographer […]