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Film Still- “Cycles of Growth” (2022) Lacina Coulibaly and Celia...



Film Still- “Cycles of Growth” (2022) Lacina Coulibaly and Celia Weiss Bambara in collaboration with David Zoungrana and Jessica Ray. 

Summer and Fall 2022

-December 2022, official selection of Cycles of Growth (2022) at Better Earth International Film Festival in categories of performance and experimental short. December 12th showing as an award winner. 

-December 2022, official selection of Cycles of Growth (2022) at the Amsterdam Freedom Independent IFF in the category of best experimental short. 

-November 18th, 19th showing of new work on Cornish Dance Theater with musical composition by Jon Butler in collaboration with students.  

-November 3rd official selection of Cycles of Growth (2022) screen dance by Madras Independent Film Festival (Chennai, India). 

-October 21st site-adaptive of Flows for CDT at the Benke Gallery with Cornish Dance Theater at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. 12:30-1:30 pm. 

-DSA October 18-22 at Simon Frasier University, “Jewish Choreographers Panel- Practice as Research into Social Activism” with Jessica Roseman and Kristen Smiarowski. 

-post production for dance film Lacina Coulibaly, Jessica Ray and Celia Weiss Bambara, “Cycles of Growth” (2022) 

Dance film production Spring 2022 with Celia Weiss Bambara,...



Dance film production Spring 2022 with Celia Weiss Bambara, Lacina Coulibaly, Jessica Ray and Mr. Brown in West Baltimore.

Visiting Oshun Movement Research With Coppin State University...



Visiting Oshun Movement Research With Coppin State University Students with Dr. Celia Weiss Bambara PC CBambara CCBdance Project

-Thank you MSAC for your support in Maryland. Please see http://msac.org/directory/artists/celia-bambara

-This is the 16th year for the CCBdance Project.  Celia Weiss Bambara became solo director of the company in 2012 carrying on the work begun with co-founder Christian Bambara during his illness. During this ten year period the company taught and performed in Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, France, Germany, North Carolina, New York, California, Maryland, and Michigan. In 2015, the CCBdance Project became a non-profit in the Ivory Coast as well as a fiscally sponsored entity in the United States. Celia created site dance work, installations, dance films, improvisations, work with students and large scale solo and small ensemble pieces. This spring, celebrating this spirit of resilience and regeneration we will show repertory dance work at Coppin State University in Baltimore and site dance or dance film created by students at Coppin and possible visiting artists. We will also create a new dance film with collaborators and students and some movement research/improvisation as an installation in a parking lot  West Baltimore. 

May 4th- Showing of student dance work and work set on students, “Let it Flow-Let it Grow” by Cbambara.

May 6th- Studio showing of student work and screening of “Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres” movement research for the solo “Steppin Up.” Co-sponsored by the Title IX Office at Coppin State University.

-Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres Screen Dance is a semi-finalist for the Sydney Indie Short Film Festival. 

-Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres Screen is a semi-finalist for the Dubai Independent Film Festival.

-Screen Dance blue, green is selected by the Toronto International Women Film Festival.

April  27th- Dialogue on Improvisation-From Tradition to Contemporary with Lacina Coulibaly. Virtual event co-sponsored by the CCBdance Project 10 am -11 am.

-Screen dance production with collaborators Lacina Coulibaly, Jessica Ray, Jerry Brown, and Coppin Dance Students at CSU as part of DANC 426. Spring production of a dance film with collaborators Lacina Coulibaly and Jessica Ray with Coppin Students.

March 28th-Workshop on African Dance with Lacina Coulibaly co-sponsored by the CCBdance Project. Virtual event through CSU.

March 30th-Performance of student work in library quad and site-dance work set on students by Bambara (in process).

February 4th Screening of Je Te Souhaites Du Bien at Apres, at Screen Dance Istanbul/Dance Camera Pandemania. Official selection.


With gratitude!

-An improvisational installation and dialogue about improvisation may also be improvisationaly made possible. 

Film still from blue, green screen dance, press photo 2013...





Film still from blue, green screen dance, press photo 2013 CCBdance Project

Summer and Fall 2021

Informal screening of dance films and CCBdance Project Dance Work in Baltimore Spring 2022.

-October-November Visiting Oshun -Informal Community Site Dance Performances with Coppin Students details to be announced separately on Coppin Social Media through Dance 425, December 3rd showing of “Visiting Oshun” community dance. 

-November 19-21 November Body IQ- Somatics Festival in Berlin, Germany, Screening of Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres…-Screening, academic paper delivery on the research process for the movement scores in the film.

-October 28th Curated Virtual Dialogue “African Diasporic Experimental Art- Interdisciplinary Process and Praxis” Through Coppin State University with Helanius Wilkins, Julie Iarisoa, and Jamal Moore. Dance Program and Humanities Department. 

-October 14-17 Dance Studies Association screening of Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres on Friday the 15th and Saturday 16th 7:30-9:00-Screendance Screening. 

-October 11 Curated dialogue with “Cynthia Oliver and Collaborators- Dance Making and Process”. Virtual dialogue through Coppin State University Dance Program and Humanities Department. 11 am to 12 pm EST. 

-October 6-7 Martha’s Vineyard African American Virtual Film Festival. Screening of “Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres” 

-June 16th Virtual Showing of 30 minute solo, who fears not death (2021) original sound score by Kimathi Moore. Production and lighting design part of Northern Michigan University’s Couch Show.  Lighting design by Dan Zini. 

-June 10 Finalist for the Vancouver Independent Film Festival Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres (2020)

-May 21 Screening and Dance Premiere of dance films blue, green (2021), Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres (2020), and excerpt of solo who fears not death (2021) in Marquette, Mi.