Cali Dance Biennale

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The workshop took place from October 22nd to October 31st 2019 at Más Arte Más Acción in Guachalito near Nuquí and was led by Senegalese choreographer Germaine Acogny. A group of seven dancers from the Corporación Jóvenes Creadores del Chocó participated in the workshop to give continuity to the choreographic and critical imaginative work. It followed Acogny’s “Revolución Pazcífica, Bailes de Resistencia” (Pacific Revolution, Dances of Resistance), from the individual and collective body of a rural and urban Chocó that creates discourses from movement. Without a doubt, it was a unique experience of dialogue and dance between different generations and knowledge perspectives.

The workshops were supported by the Colombian choreographer Rafael Palacios and there is an audiovisual record in the form of a video-essay-dance. Acogny and the dancers also presented the results of the workshop to a packed audience at the 4th Dance Biennial of Cali in November 2019.

Un vistazo a la residencia de los Jóvenes Creadores Del Chocó con la coreógrafa senegalesa Germaine Acogny en la Base Chocó. El resultado de este proceso de intercambio hace parte de la Bienal de Danza Cali y será presentado el domingo 3 de noviembre en el Teatrino del Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura y es de entrada libre.Durante una semana Germaine está compartiendo su baile con un grupo de siete bailarines, acompañados por Rafael Palacios de Sankofa Danzafro. #BienalDanzaDeCali #DanzaConLaBienal. Este proyecto surge de una alianza entre Más Arte Más Acción y la Bienal de Danza de Cali y cuenta con el apoyo de la Ambassade De France Colombie, INSTITUT FRANÇAIS y Ministerio de Cultura.

Posted by Más Arte Más Acción on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
A look at the workflow of the workshops in the residence at Nuquí.

The residential program at the Chocó Base is supported by the National Program for Cultural Coordination of MinCultura.