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Zab Maboungou: Gestes Dé/libérés

By Julye Huggins
Gestes délibérés : Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

In the Summer Annual 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine, we are taken through a year of dance in review. Among the articles and excerpts is A Snap from the Festival Transatlantique, which discusses Zab Maboungou’s Gestes Dé/libérés from September 2009.”In Gestes Dé/libérés, Maboungou, who is of Franco-Congolese origin, […] references the aesthetic of African traditional dances, privileging recognizable expressions: the use of hip bends, little hops, bent knees, flexed, broken lines, the engagement of the entire body through poly-centred and poly-rhythmic movement vocabularies, and affinities to weight and gravity. But she adheres to no story, and imbues the dance with a wholly abstract contemporary sensibility.” By Philip Szporer, The Dance Current: Online.Stay tuned for the 8th edition of the Festival Transatlantique, set for September 10th through 26th, 2010.

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