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THE HEART OF THE SAND

AU COEUR DES SABLES – 2003

DOC AU COEUR AFFICHE

Documentary film
Duration: 48mn – Format 4/3 – DV – Colour – Stereo
Production: Élodie Lefebvre
Conception et réalisation: Élodie Lefebvre
Langues : Anglais, Français
Sous-titres : Anglais, Français

SYNOPSIS
Germaine Acogny is a leading figure in African dance. With l’École des sables, founded in 1996 at Toubab Dialaw in Senegal, she pursues her objective; to teach the new generations of African dancers and to initiate them to contemporary dance, without discarding their traditions. For three months in 2001, Germaine Acogny and her guests, choreographers Flora Théfain (Togo), Bud Blumenthal (USA) and Bernardo Montet (France), presented their vision of choreography to thirty students from seventeen African countries.

CHOREGRAPHES INVITÉS:

Longa Fô / DRC – Bud Blumenthal / USA – Bernardo Montet / France – Flora Théfaine / Togo – Germaine Acogny / Senegal.
DANCERS:

Emmanuel Toé / Burkina Faso – Yvette Moreno / Cape Verde – Daudet Grasaï / Ivory Coast – Michel Kouakou / Ivory Coast – Durand Thibaut Boundzimbou / Congo – Frank Da Costa / Congo – Chris Makangou / Congo – Peace Elewonu / Ghana – Bernard Nii Okuley / Ghana – Mani Asumani / Kenya – Elimani Njo / Kenya – Matthew Ondiegue / Kenya – Gaby Saranouffi / Madagascar – Saroy Rakotosolofo / Madagascar – Abderamane Diabate / Mali – Issa Sissoko / Mali – Angelika Shreeder / Namibia – Daniel Ludongue / Namibia – Mary Oamen / Nigeria – Aliou Olatundji / Nigeria – Madrice Imbujo / DRC – Thierno Thiam / Senegal – Oumar Geye / Senegal – Ibrahima Niang / Senegal – Kaolak Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye / Senegal – Sedia Macha / Tanzania – Donald Sorkode / Chad – Henry Motra / Togo – Gilbert Douglas / Zimbabwe

FESTIVALS

July 2015: École des Sables, Toubab Dialaw – Senegal.
November 2010: Festival CCIIFF, Lempaut – France.
June 2006: Festival Rio Loco, Toulouse – France.
March 2006: UCLA, Los Angeles – USA.
November 2005: Cinéma Utopia, Toulouse – France.
August 2004: Festival de Gindou, Gindou – France.
June 2004: Festival de la Cinémathèque, Toulouse – France.
October 2001: Défis Jeunes / Cinémathèque, Toulouse – France.
Octobre 2001 : Défis-Jeunes / Cinémathèque, Toulouse – France.

TV/WEB

July2007: TV5 Afrique.

COLLECTIONS

December 2010: Lincoln Art Center, New York – USA.
July 2009: Centre de Développement chorégraphique, Toulouse – France.
June 2009: Centre national de la Danse, Pantin – France.
June 2009: Cinémathèque de la Danse, Pantin – France.
June 2009: École des sables, Toubab Dialaw – Senegal.

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