Contemporary African Dance Deconstructed

AUTHOR: Patrick Acogny
PUBLISHER: Amsterdam University of the Arts (2023)

PAPERBACK: 86 pages
ISBN13: 978 9 464 374896

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Dr. Patrick Acogny is a Franco-Senegalese choreographer and dancer trained in West African dance, among other things; a teacher-researcher in the Dance in Education department of the ATD and a member of the Embodied Knowledge research group.

The book, Contemporary African Dance Deconstructed  is an account of a research trajectory undertaken in collaboration with students and staff of the Bachelor of Dance in Education at the ATD, building on Acogny’s research into African dance techniques for his PhD Dance Studies. The research has evolved over many years of collaboration on transcultural dance practices between Acogny, the Ecole des Sables in Senegal and the Dance in Education department as led by Jopie de Groot with support of colleagues, particularly Lot Siebe.