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July 30, 2014 UncategorizedNo Comments

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November 5, 2014 UncategorizedNo Comments

The Lanla Acogny Dance Technique/Germaine Acogny Company,  in partnership with Ecole des Sables, is excited to offer to weeks of workshops and classes teaching the esteemed Germaine Acogny Technique in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal (July 1-14, 2015). During the 2 week program, instructors will direct and teach the different aspects and approaches to the noted dancer/choreographer… Read more »

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December 4, 2014 UncategorizedNo Comments

Portland-based dance-performing artist, Takahiro Yamamoto, reflects on a three week creative/artistic exchange in Nairobi, Kenya with Opiyo Okaach (Ga’ara Arts Project) and the GoDown Arts Centre: “Opiyo
 and 
I 
often 
talked 
a 
lot.  
Often
times, 
we 
just
 forgot
 how
 late 
it 
was.  
We 
talked 
about
 each
 individual 
dancer, 
working 
philosophy,
 a 
concept
 that
 I
 threw
 out,
 Opiyo’s
 process
 of
… Read more »

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December 8, 2014 UncategorizedNo Comments

We’re happy to report that the artists have arrived safely in their homes abroad, and the tour in America was a great success! We couldn’t have been more thrilled to have Faustin, Virginie, their two kids, Almasi and Loys (ages 8 and 10, respectively), and Panaibra and Jorge (FYI, pronounced like George, with a soft… Read more »

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New York City based lighting designer, Carrie Wood, pairs up with Opiyo Okach, the Ga’ara Arts Projects Performance Lab initiative for an intensive two-week creative exchange in Nairobi, Kenya to create a fresh lighting design for one of Okach and Ga’aara upcoming performance pieces. Read Carrie’s reflections on her experience below. “From my first working… Read more »

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Following their successful symposium and meeting in LA, Africa Consortium members, among them Cathy Zimmerman (MAPP International’s Executive Producer) and Philip Bither (Walker Art Center’s Senior Curator), visit San Luis in Senegal for the Duo-Solo Dance Festival. From June 3rd to 7th, 2015, Duo Solo Dance, an annual international festival of contemporary dance is held, offering… Read more »

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Territories in Transgression | Opiyo Okach | GaaraProjects choreographic projects 2008 > 2016 What flag would it be if your body was a country | Body Evidence | The house that never walked | Border Border Express | Sound Memory “Over the last five years while initiating the lab project ‘Performance Lab Nairobi‘ – a… Read more »

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We are thrilled to announce that MAPP just received a grant award of $200,000 from the Ford Foundation! These funds will be paid over 2 years and will be used to sustain and grow the efforts of The Africa Contemporary Art Consortium – the international partnership of arts organizations managed by MAPP International Productions. TACAC… Read more »

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July 22, 2015 UncategorizedNo Comments

  TACAC members Philip Bither McGuire (Walker Art Center) and Angela Mattox (Portland Institute of Contemporary Art) are travelling to Kinshasa, the Capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo, to experience the Connexion Kin Festival. Also joining Philip and Angela is dancer, educator, and cultural artist, Kenna Cottman. Due to the generous support of the Ford Foundation, in the… Read more »

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