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By Francesca Castaldi

Choreographies of African Identities strains interconnected interpretative frameworks round and in regards to the nationwide Ballet of Senegal. utilizing the metaphor of a dancing circle Castaldi's arguments hide the entire spectrum of functionality, from construction to stream and reception. Castaldi first situates the reader in a North American theater, targeting the connection among dancers and audiences as that among black performers and white spectators. She then examines the paintings of the nationwide Ballet when it comes to Léopold Sédar Senghor's Négritude ideology and cultural politics. eventually, the writer addresses the movement of dances within the streets, discotheques, and courtyards of Dakar, drawing recognition to girls dancers' career of the city landscape.


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