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BOW’T by Rhodnie Désir

 

Rhodnie Désir is a new kind of triple threat: cultural manager, cultural mediator and contemporary African dance artist. She has worked for various arts organizations in a management capacity, while her company, Dêzam, kindles creativity in young and old through arts and multidisciplinary workshops. But it is her artistry that has come to the forefront this past year with her new work BOW’T. The Dance Current’s Montréal Regional Editor Philip Szporer discussed Désir’s work in his 2014 roundup saying: “This significant evening-length political work explores notions of homeland, and a journey from an immigrant ship to the factory floor. Désir gives the audience entry points to be intrigued and engaged by the restless energy in the work. Percussionist Daniel Bellegarde provides essential support in this fascinating reflection on temporality. Songs, poetry, African rhythms and props serve as anchors, eloquently reflecting on past, present and a future built upon memories of what is left behind.” Désir performs BOW’T at four locations in Montréal throughout March, see here for a venue near near you. 

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