- December 8 at 7:30 pm
- December 12 at 6:00 pm
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Sage: Performances with Senegalese Artist in Residence Kaolack (Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye)
December 6 at 6:49 pm
Kaolack (Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye) is a contemporary Senegalese dance artist with a substantial history as a performer, choreographer, and teacher. He trained with and performed in Senegal’s premier contemporary African dance company Jant Bi, directed by the “mother of contemporary African dance” Germaine Acogny. He also performed with contemporary dance luminary nora chipaumire (who hails from Zimbabwe and has performed and created work internationally for decades). Kaolack is currently completing his MFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has created works with undergraduate students across the U.S. Kaolack’s approach to contemporary concert dance brings an innovative and important new perspective to KSU’s dance department.
The KSU community will be able to enjoy the results of Kaolack’s original choreography, created with KSU students over four weeks while he serves as an artist in residence. Dance assistant professor Dasha Chapman oversees this collaboratory experience.