AsiaAfricaAmerica: Yoshiko Chuma and Germaine Acogny with Rachel Cooper
92nd Street Y
Yoshiko Chuma (Japan) and Germaine Acogny (Senegal)—both Bessie Award-winning artists, and longtime leaders in their respective genres—unite to examine the evolving nature of their art forms in the world of contemporary dance.
Chuma and an ensemble of dancers perform excerpts of to Portrait as Mirror to Tipping Utopia, Acogny screens solo works and both discuss the evolving nature of traditional Asian and African dance forms in the world of contemporary dance, and the intersectionality of Japanese and Senegalese dance in the Western sphere. The discussion is moderated by Rachel Cooper, Asia Society Director for Performing Arts and Cultural Programs.
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