Kanyalang

  • Choreography, Dance Production

This piece will premiere in April 2013 and was set on the E Gwynn and Dancers Company for their annual main stage concert. The piece is based on the Mandinka women of the Senegambia. Mandinka women establish support organizations to help address social conflicts. In this setting, women celebrate one another and demonstrate their female power as the source of life. As the women dance with ritual sticks symbolizing their creative energy, the men join their celebration as a sign of gratitude for the gift of life.

Duke Faculty Artists/Collaborators

Cited Artists/Collaborators

  • Ava LaVonne Vinesett

Creation Date

  • September 2012

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