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Title Movement (R)evolution Africa : a story of an art form in four acts
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, ©2009
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file (1 hour 5 minutes)) ; sound, color
Contents Mother tongues -- (Re)invention -- Moments of contact -- Staging the (un)imaginable
Summary A discussion of contemporary African dance, consisting of short excerpts from pieces by African choreographers & dancers and interviews with African dance experts. Where are the stories of fiercely creative African individuals and what do they have to tell us about their lives? Meet Movement (R)evolution Africa's choreographic trendsetters. Hailing from Senegal to South Africa, the perspectives and creative processes of these dancers and choreographers present fresh images of Africa, and bring to life the continent's contemporary identity. As they juxtapose reflection, rehearsal and performance, the artists open a window onto the emergent choreographic landscape of Africa in the 21st century, and ignite a new understanding of today's Africa and the global society of which we are all a part. Combining innovative narrative techniques and striking footage of dancers at work in the studio and on stage, Movement (R)evolution Africa explores an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation. The choreographers reveal emotionally complex and deeply contemporary expressions of self
Analysis African Studies
Notes Title from title frames
Credits Director of photography, Jeff Silva ; principal cinematography, Jeff Silva, Alla Kovgan ; editor, Alla Kovgan ; music, Fabrice Bouillon Laforest, Jean-Yves Gratius
Performer Company Kongo Ba Téria (Burkina Faso), Faustin Linyekula and Studios Kabako (Democratic Republic of Congo), Company Rary (Madagascar), Sello Pesa (South Africa), Company TchéTché (Côte d'Ivoire), Company Raiz di Polon (Cape Verde), Company Jant Bi (Senegal) and Kota Yamazaki (Japan), Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe), Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and members of Urban Bush Women (USA)
Event Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2009
Filmed from 2004-2006 at the University of Florida, Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Bates Dance Festival, Tufts University and Time-Based Art Festival (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art)
Notes In English
Subject Modern dance -- Africa
Dance -- Africa.
African American dance.
African American dance
Modern dance
Genre/Form documentary film.
Internet videos
Dance films
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Internet videos.
Dance films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Films de danse.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Frosch, Joan, filmmaker
Kovgan, Alla, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Other Titles Movement evolution Africa
Movement revolution Africa