Modes of Professionalism

Inscribing Contemporary Dance in an African Context

Nadine Sieveking University of Leipzig

Introduction Speaking to a group of dance students from the West African region who had gathered in the framework of a professional training programme in contemporary choreography that took place in summer 2011 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Seydou Boro, one of the country’s most internationally successful choreographers discussed the question of how contemporary dance should be defined and conceived of from a local perspective: 

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