95 Empire St
MODERN AFRICAN DANCE MIXED LEVELS 6:30-7:30pm
w/ Mekbul J. Tahir
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University & RISD Students Free w/ ID
The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundamentals of the spirit of the technique.