African Dance Master Visits Denison University
Posted: October 17, 2005
The Denison University dance department will host Idrissa "Pape" Diatta for a World Dance Concert of West African traditional dance at 8 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 21) in the Doane Dance Studio. General admission is $8 and senior citizens, children, unemployed $4. Reservations may be made by calling 740-587-6712 or by going to the department's web site (Denison.edu/dance/performance).
Born in Thionk-Essyl in Senegal, West Africa, Diatta performs the songs and dances of the Djolla tradition. He has performed in Spain, France, the Netherlands and the United States for more than 25 years. He toured with Les Ballet D'Afrique Noire and the National Ballet of Senegal. Currently residing in Cleveland, he has performed at the Cleveland Museum of Art with "Voices of the Drum," and at the Kennedy Center and Eisenhower Theatre in D.C., as well as at colleges and venues around the country.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- World Dance Concert featuring Idrissa Diatta performing songs and dances of Senegal; 8 p.m., Friday (Oct. 21), Doane Dance Center (231 West College). General admission $8; seniors, children, unemployed $4. Reservations may be made at 740-587-6712. Call 740-587-6712 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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