There’s something in the waters….
Our Go Digital collaboration project supported by British Council Wales, a partnership of The Successors of the Mandingue (Wales) and CIE Fatou Cisse (Senegal) is progressing nicely thanks to our dance artists in Wales: Dominika Rau, Shakeera Ahmun, Krystal Lowe, Matthew Gough; and our dance artists in Senegal: Fatou Cisse, Alexandre Garcia, and Antoine Danfa
So far we have run five 4hr online workshop sessions involving seven dancers in all (4 in Wales, 3 in Senegal) during September and October 2021. Work started with sharing and discussing each other’s contemporary dance styles and backgrounds and engaging in some improvisation using a track N’famady Kouyaté composed as a starting point to begin experimenting and collaborating together. The sessions moved on to different exercises and co-creation using Zoom as a tool to connect across continents. Filming for the final piece reflecting theses encounters will begin on October 20th. Watch this space for updates!