Je Te Souhaites du Bien et Apres
This contemporary dance project engages the thematic materials of how we treat others in society and suggests other ways
of intertwining our worlds. Very often we say how we wish people well but turn a blind eye to their plight or to the
lives of others in general. This work suggests a way of seeing, hearing and speaking differently in order to break apart
established ways of social blindness or numbness. The work draws upon the ways that we are blind to those around us and
presents an observation of the human condition. Employing live improvisational scores, this work enacts the blindness,
connection and disconnection of our moment through dance and theater.
Je Te Souhaites du Bien et Apres (2016-2020).
Research for this series of experiments, which will yield an evening-length dance work, has been completed through three
residencies: at Donko Seko in Bamako, Mali, at Ecole Des Sables in Toubab Dialow, Senegal, and at UNC Asheville. Veteran
dance artist Kettly Noel and Souleymane Badolo are acting as mentors and providing "regards extérieurs" or outside
views, while Abou Bassa and Kimathi Moore are working as musical collaborators. Experiments have been shown at Donko
Seko, UNC Asheville, Ecole Des Sables and MJC Picaud in Cannes, France, as part of the Deux Terres festival.
Assistants for this work have included Jean-Luc Okou and Momar Ndiaye.