Seasons of Dance: Contemporary Dance Salon

With diversity moving into the mainstream and modern dance at a crossroads, pioneering artistic directors, choreographers, and dancers gather to explore the intersection between creative vision and cultural context in the art form. Among this series of demonstrations and interactive conversations, Thomas F. DeFrantz moderates a consideration of the living legacy of Pina Bausch and a celebration of the diversity of contemporary dance flourishing in Africa today. He is joined by Germaine Acogny and Malou Airuado, dancers from the company of The Rite of Spring, and others.

Presented in conjunction with the Armory’s presentation of The Rite of Spring/common ground[s], showcasing Pina Bausch’s seminal work as danced by a specially assembled company of 36 dancers from 14 African countries and a new companion piece by Germaine Acogny, the founder of the Senegalese company École des Sables, and Malou Ariaudo, who performed leading roles in many of Bausch’s early works as a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.


Making Space at the Armory is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Maarten Vanden Abeele

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December 3, 2023

Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 5:30pm
Tickets: $35 (plus fees)

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