Compagnie Jant-Bi

Sun Dance

West African dancers in Compagnie Jant-Bi (the sun) bring the power of Senegal to Gammage

By Merilyn Jackson Thursday, Apr 5 2001

When German expressionist choreographer Susanne Linke visited Senegal in 1998, her collaboration with the men of Compagnie Jant-Bi produced Le Coq est Mort(The Cock Is Dead). And this Euro-African dance theater production, coming to Gammage Auditorium on Wednesday, April 11, is a 70-minute tour de force worth crowing about.

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GERMAINE ACOGNY

Posted on Thu, Feb. 11, 2010

Exploring African roots and branches

By Merilyn Jackson

For The Inquirer

‘It’s a dream that has become a reality,” Senegalese choreographer Germaine Acogny said of the creation of Les √©cailles de la m√©moire (“The Scales of Memory”). The work took the United States by storm during a 2008 tour that culminated at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Acogny’s all-male, Senegal-based Compagnie Jant-Bi and Brooklyn’s Urban Bush Women danced its visceral Afro-European choreography.

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