African Film Festival 2015 - Elodie Lefebvre, Cassa Cassa! Danced Encounters Between Africa and Its Diaspora


Senegal, 2013

In 2007, an extraordinary gathering of choreographers, dancers, and musicians took place in a remote Senegalese village. Germaine Acogny—founder of the École des Sables, International Center for Traditional and Contemporary African Dances—invited artists from throughout Africa and its diaspora to participate in workshops and cultural exchanges. Cassa, Cassa! captures participants as they share their choreography, elucidating links between traditional and contemporary dance and discovering connections between their various cultures.

• 51 mins, In English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, with English subtitles, Color, Digital Video

Preceded by:
(Alla Kovgan, David Hinton, US/UK/Mozambique, 2008)

Both a dreamlike biography of and showcase for Zimbabwe-born choreographer Nora Chipaumire. (35 mins, Color, DigiBeta, From the artists)

Total running time: 86 mins

Event details
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way, between College and Telegraph Avenues