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 écailles de la mémoire (“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.