The Call of Dance in Senegal

Diane Fardoun
May 24, 2021
5:00 PM
1h 20m


The Call of Dance is a raw, immersive collection of moments in modern Senegalese dance that captures the complexity of this new era of multiplicity. Throughout the film, dancers’ movements embody individuality, history, emotion, and aspiration, sharing everything from solitary meditations on the nuance of the everyday to the kinetics of collective experience. At the Dakar Cultural Center, in a Krump battle, by the ocean, before a wrestling contest, at a village initiation ceremony – all of life is a site for the medium of dance, and every stage contributes its own energy. Cover Photo Diane Fardoune

BIPOD 2021| Architecture of a Ruined Body
Diane FardounConcept and Direction Artistique
Hugo BembiDirector of Photography
Pierre DurosoyJournalist
Julien VillaMusic Composer


DAN.CIN.LAB is an artistic platform created by STÉLA non-profit organization, engaged in the creation, production, commissioning and distribution of projects combining dance and image around societal issues. DAN.CIN.LAB now gathers 4 activities developed around strong skills: DAN.CIN.FEST (formerly DESARTS//DESCINES Festival), 
DAN.CIN.PROD. DAN.CIN.LAB is also co-founder of Studiotrade and the Mediterranean Screendance Network. In 2019, DAN.CIN.LAB launches mAPs – migrating Artists Project with 4 European partners [ Coorpi – Italy, Tanzrauschen e.V. – Germany, Malakta Films – Finland and MØZ – Greece ] for the development of an innovative creation process aiming for a collection of 5 dance films about Power, with the support of the Creative Europe programme. **Photo ©Sonia Clarke in Traverse by Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva. Photo by Marie M.**

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