Sunday, February 20 • 2pm
Iya tundé, la mère est revenue (Iya Tundé, The Mother Came Back)
Laure Malécot, DCP, 52 min
Senegal, 2017 (French, Yoruba, Wolof)
This portrait pays homage to the doyenne of contemporary African dance, Germaine Acogny as she turns 70. Documenting the life’s work of the Franco-Senegalese dancer-choreographer, whether at home at the Ecole des Sables, in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal that she founded, leading master-classes in Africa, Asia and Europe, or in performance, this film focuses on understanding her creative process and discovering her personal development and approach to life.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Dance & HOME, Lynden Sculpture Garden
Talk-back with DeMar Walker (Artistic Director, Ko Thi Dance Company & Department of Dance)