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Hong Kong City Hall Theatre 19.11 (Sun) 3pm

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Germaine Acogny | Senegal / France

Mon élue noire-sacre #2 (My Black Chosen One)

19.11 (Sun) 3pm

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Somewhere at the Beginning 17.11 (Fri) 8pm

Approx. 40 minutes without intermission

Audience members are strongly advised to arrive on time. Latecomers will not be seated

This programme contains smoking scenes

Germaine Acogny | Senegal / France

Mon élue noire-sacre #2 (My Black Chosen One)

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Mother of contemporary African dance

“When it comes to temperament, bravery and language, the dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny, an important figure in African dance, has them by the shedload” Télérama, France

Thrilling Hong Kong début

Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny is recognised globally as the original mover and shaper behind contemporary African dance. After studying in France in the 1960s, Acogny drew on this experience to blend western classical technique and modern dance with traditional African rhythms and styles to create a unique approach of her own. Over the years, Acogny has received an array of prestigious awards and honours, including France’s Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a London Contemporary Dance and Performance Award, and a New York “Bessie Award”. In 2014, she was also named among the Top 50 Most Influential Africans in the World by pan-African Jeune Afrique magazine. Now in her 70s, the inspiring icon remains as dedicated to her artistic vision as ever, continuing to dance, choreograph and teach. In Hong Kong, she will perform two riveting solo works, both resonating with her characteristic energy.

Concept / Choreography
Olivier Dubois

Germaine Acogny

Igor Stravinsky

French choreographer Olivier Dubois, known for his powerful and provocative pieces, created this work especially for Germaine Acogny, seeking to draw the soul of Africa embedded within her into a revelatory encounter with composer Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. With Dubois’ drive to go beyond conventional boundaries and Acogny’s explosive performance, this show stunningly reshapes previous perceptions of dance.
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