Fiche Film
Musique Cinéma/TV Danse
LONG Métrage | 2007
Movement (R)evolution Africa
Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Réalisateur(s) : Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan
Durée : 65
Type : documentaire

Français

In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers from Senegal to South Africa tell the stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. Stunning choreography and riveting critiques challenge stale stereotypes of « traditional Africa » to unveil soul-shaking responses to the beauty and tragedy of 21st century Africa.

Parmi les artistes qui apparaissent dans le film : Compagnie Kongo Ba Téria (Burkina Faso), Faustin Linyekula et Studios Kabako (République Démocratique du Congo), Compagnie Rary (Madagascar), Sello Pesa (South Afrique du Sud), Compagnie TchéTché (Côte d’Ivoire), Compagnie Raiz di Polon (Cap Vert), Compagnie Jant Bi (Sénégal) and Kota Yamazaki (Japon), Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe), Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and members of Urban Bush Women (USA).

Joan Frosch et Alla Kovgan, Divers pays/USA, 2007; 65m. en anglais, français, wolof, portugais, japonais, shona, lingala avec sous-titres anglais

« Le film est un coup de poing »- Village Voice



Durée (version cinéma): 65 minutes
Année : 2007
Format de tournage : DVCAM NTSC
Format de projection : Digital Beta (PAL or NTSC), BETA SP (PAL or NTSC), DVCAM (PAL or NTSC)
Fenêtre : disponible en 16×9 and 4×3

Langues: anglais, français, wolof, portugais, japonais, shona, lingala
Sous-titres: anglais (disponible aussi avec des sous-titres français)

English

In an astonishing exposition of choreographic creations, nine African choreographers tell stories of the emergence of contemporary African dance. Stunning choreography and riveting critiques challenge stale stereotypes of « traditional Africa » to unveil soul-shaking responses to the beauty and tragedy of 21st century Africa.


Joan Frosch & Alla Kovgan | USA 2007 | 1h05m | BETA SP | English and various languages with English subtitles | PG

« The film is a knockout »- Village Voice

Running Time (theatrical version): 65 minutes
Year of Release: 2007
Shooting Format: DVCAM NTSC
Projection Format: Digital Beta (PAL or NTSC), BETA SP (PAL or NTSC), DVCAM (PAL or NTSC)
Aspect Ratio: available in 16×9 and 4×3
Languages: English, French, Wolof, Portuguese, Japanese, Shona, Lingala
Subtitles: English (also available with French subtitles)

Joan Frosch (Producer/Director)

Alla Kovgan (Co-director/Editor/Camera)

Jeff Silva (Director of Photography)

Complete Credit List:

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Company Jant-Bi (Senegal)
Fagaala (Genocide)


artistic director / choreographer
Germaine Acogny assistant to
Germaine Acogny
Longa Fo Eyeoto

co-choreographer
Kota Yamazaki

assistant to Kota Yamazaki
Mina Nishimura

dancers
Babacar Ba
Ciré Beye
Abdoulaye Kane
Pape Ibrahima N’Diaye (aka Kaolack)
Ousmane Bane N’Diaye
Tchebe Saky
Abib Sow

costume design
Oumou SY

composer
Fabrice Bouillon Laforest

musician/co-composer
Jean-Yves Gratius

set design
Maciej Fiszer sound engineer
Michael Widhoff

musicians from École des Sables
Oumar Fandy Diop
N’deye Seck
Mamadou Traoré
Djibril Ba
Abdourahman Diop

lighting design
Horst Mühlberger

lighting technician
Marco Wehrspann

company manager
Helmut Vogt

African Ball was
composed by the musicians
of the École des Sables

* * *

Company Kongo Ba Téria (Burkina Faso)
Vin Nem (The Light)


choreographers
Lacina Coulibaly
Souleymane Badolo

musicians
Winsei Timbiri
Oumaru Kienou

sound director
Harouna Abdoul Aziz Djinko

company manager
Roch Wendploumdé Ouédraogo

dancers
Lacina Coulibaly
Souleymane Badolo
Bienvenue Fernand Bazie

set design
Margherita Del Balzo

light design
Sayouba Jacob Bamogo


* * *
Company Rary (Madagascar)
Mpirahalahy Mianla (Several Make One)


choreographer
Ariry Andriamoratsiresy

dancers
Ariry Andriamoratsiresy
Harimalala Angela Rakotoarisoa
Lovatiana Erica Rakotobe
Rijamalala Harivony Rakotoarimanana
Zoë J. Randrianjanaka Dinampitia
Alain Michel Randriamiasa

company manager
Zoë J. Randrianjanaka Dinampitia

musicians
Linda Angelica Volahasiniaina


* * *
Company Sello Pesa (South Africa)
Same But Different


choreographer
Sello Pesa

dancers
Sello Pesa
Mandla Bebeza
Jean Renat Anamah

rehearsal director
Valerie Berger

technical director
Guy Camphort

production manager
Nathalie Soler


* * *
Company TchéTché (Côte d’Ivoire)
Geeme (Union)


choreographer
Béatrice Kombé

dancers
Nadia Beugre
Béatrice Kombé

lighting design
Abdel Marc Salifou Camara

music
Atsé Outou
Kiti de Bomou Mamadou Galizar

costume design
Béatrice Kombé
Hervé Gnazou

* * *
Les Studios Kabako (Congo-Kinshasa)
Triptyque Sans Titre (Triptych Untitled)


choreographer / lighting / set design
Faustin Linyekula

dancers
Papy Ebotani
Daddy Kamono
Djodjo Kazadi
Faustin Linyekula

musicians
Joachim Montessuis
Les Studios Kabako

assistant light design / set design
Daddy Kamono

* * *
Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe/USA)
Pungwe


choreography / performance
Nora Chipaumire

original music
Alex Potts

costume / lighting design
Nora Chipaumire

* * *
Company Raiz Di Polon
Duas Sem Três (Two without Three)


choreography / performance
Elisabete Fernandes, Rosy Timas

original music
Mário Lúcio Sousa

tex
Mário Lúcio Sousa

co-production:
Danças na Cidade, Raiz di Polon

voice coach
Margarida Mestre

lighting design
Carlos Ramos

sound design
Raúl Ribeiro

special thanks to DJ Burkam and Sr. Kula Pinto

* * *
also appearing in the film:
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (USA)
artistic director, Urban Bush Women (USA)

Urban Bush Women dancers:
Maria Bauman
Christal Brown
Nia Eubanks
Chanon Judson
Rhea Patterson
Amara Tabor-Smith

Zab Maboungou (Congo-Brazzaville/Canada)
choreographer/philosopher

‘Funmi Adewole (Nigeria/UK)
dance historian

Robert Farris Thompson (USA)
art historian, Yale University

Gacirah Diagne (Senegal)
co-director, Kaay Fecc Festival

Ayoko Mensah (Togo/France)
journalist, Africultures

* * *
with support from:
The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium (TACAC)
University of Florida

Center for World Arts
School of Theatre and Dance
Center for African Studies
College of Fine Arts
Digital Worlds Institute
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
France-Florida Research Institute
University of Florida Performing Arts

Southern Arts Federation
Lisa Booth Management
UA presents at University of Arizona
Association Française d’Action Artistique
Arts International
Africa Exchange
Ford Foundation
National Dance Project of
New England Foundation for the Arts
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Altria Group, Inc.

* * *
special thanks to:
Ayoko Mensah
Congress on Research in Dance
Phil Reynolds, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
Larry N. Crook
Leonardo Villalon
Ken Foster
Georges Collinet
Gacirah Diagne
Maurine Knighton
Antoine Tempé
Mohamed DaCosta
Ntozake Shange
Laura Faure
Ric Rose
Kelly Drummond Cawthon
Ken Glazebrook
Seydou Boro
Issa Traoré Senior
Sunni Witmer
Robin Poynor
Isa Garcia-Rose
Cathy Pruzan
Amy Costello
Jordana Phokompe
Salia Sanou
Fatoumata Kande
Michael Blachly
Elizabeth Auer
Rebecca Nagy
Mikell Pinkney
Hely Perez
Fiona McGlaughlin
Patrick Acogny
Alioune Sou
Renata Serra
Christine King
Bill Anderson
Alissa Cardone
Katrina Browne
Talamas Company
Ted Driscoll
Deidre Valenti

* * *
producer/director
Joan Frosch

co-director/editor
Alla Kovgan

director of photography
Jeff Silva

principal cinematography
Jeff Silva
Alla Kovgan

additional camera
Sarah Prior, Craig Roberts
Daniéle Wilmouth
Matt Beiler, Karin Gunn
Chris Caraballo

sound mix
Richard Boch

graphics and titles
Steven Hathaway

on-line
Michael H. Amundson

production assistants
Ade Funniyin, Erin Persley
Jill Sonke, Kiran Jayaram
Gabriel Kasozi, Shirley Ephraim
Lancelot Malcolm

transcription / translation
Zadi Zoukou, Mary Grabenstatter,
Meghan Holtzman, Juliana Azoubel,
Sawako Nakayasu, Rahmane Idrissa,
Welson Tremura

research
Joan Frosch

research assistants
Jamie Baird, Jody Berman, Julie Dosso
Nicholas French, Marty Austin Lamar

* * *
filmed at
Columbia College, Bates College, Tufts University,
University of Florida, University of Portland

funding provided by
The National Endowment of the Arts
Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs
US Department of Education
University of Florida Fine Arts Scholarship Enhancement Fund

in memory of
Godwin Kwesi Agbeli
Grace Frosch
Albert Mawere Opoku



FESTIVALS / AWARDS

2007 | Africa in Motion | EDINBURGH, Scottland | www.africa-in-motion.org.uk
* UK Premiere


Past Festivals and Screenings:

Nominated for the Jury Prize, Movement (R)evolution Africa premiered at Dance on Camera Festival at Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center January 5, 2007.

March 10-11, 2007 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)
The Betty Pease Theater for more info: contact – Terri Sarris at tsarris@umich.edu

March 10, 2007 – Earthdance Film Festival, Northampton, MA

March 16, 2007 at 3:15pm – Radford University, The Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium, Radford, Virginia (USA) – for more info: contact – Deborah McLaughlinat dmclaughl7@RADFORD.EDU

April 8 at 6:15pm and April 12, 2007 at 1:00pm – African Film Festival, Walter Reade Theatre, New York (USA) – www.africanfilmny.org

April 18, 2007 at 5:00pm – Cyprus International Film Festival (Best Dance Film Award), K-CINEPLEX, Nicosia (Cypress) – http://www.cyiff.com/ciff2007/main_en.html

April 21-29, 2007 The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Seattle (USA) www.langstonblackfilmfest.org

April 26, 2007 at 7:30pm – Carnegie Theatre, at the National Music Center, 801 K Street NW, Washington DC, http://www.citydance.net

April 27, 2007 at 8pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA www.mfa.org

May 12 (5:00pm) and May 14 (7:45pm), 2007 – Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, New York, for more information contact Lois Dino at dino@burnsfilmcenter.org

May 23, 6pm – San Francisco International Arts Festival, San Francisco, Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA – http://www.sfiaf.org/2007/artists/film/index.html

June 6, 2007 at 1:30pm – Hollywood Black Film Festival, www.hbff.org

June 6, 2007 at 3:30pm – Festival Kaay Fecc, Dakar, Senegal, www.kaayfecc.com

June 8, 2007 at 10pm – The Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia http://www.theatrealliance.org/news/2007/0420.html

June 11, 2007 at 5pm- International Arts Festival, Salamanca, Spain, http://www.festivalcyl.com/eng/finok.html

June 16-20, 2007 – 44th International Television Festival
GOLDEN PRAGUE, in-competition, http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/specialy/zlatapraha/en/

June 17, 2007 at 5pm – San Francisco Black Film Festival, Memory Theatre http://www.sfbff.org/sfbff_schedule.htm

June 30, 2007 at 2pm – Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, http://www.cdfw.org/Programs.shtml

July 6, 8pm and 11, 10pm, 2007 – Cinedans Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, http://www.cinedans.nl

July 9, 2007 – Parnu Documentary Film Festival (Estonia)
http://www.chaplin.ee/english/filmfestival/default.htm

July 11, 2007 – New York African Film Festival in collaboration with the HIstoric Harlem Parks Coalition (HHPC), outdoors at Marcus Garvey Park, New York

July 23, 8pm, 2007 – Wesleyan University, CT http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events.html

August 1-5, 2007 – Roxbury Film Festival (Boston):, http://www.roxburyfilmfestival.org/preview.htm

August 11-17, 2007 – Globians Documentary Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany http://www.globians.com/

August 14- September 2, 2007 – Dança Em Foco Festival (Brazil), http://www.dancaemfoco.com.br/en/project.html

August 23 – September 3, 2007 – Montreal Film Festival (Canada), Documentaries of the World section. (http://www.ffm-montreal.org) – Quartier Latin Cinema Complex – Sept. 1 at 11:20am, Sept. 2 at 7:20pm, Sept. 3 at 11:30am

September 1, 2007 – Cinedans Festival 2007 tour to South Africa at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Capetown, S.A.http://www.baxter.co.za/Cinedans.pdf

September 12-30, 2007 – Milano Documentary Film Festival (Italy), http://www.milanodocfestival.it/Index_eng.htm#

September 14-16, 2007 – Rochester Dance on Camera Festival,
The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
http://www.dancefilms.org/Touring-Rochester07.html

September 27, 2007 – Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA, for more information contact Corrie Cowart at CCowart@muhlenberg.edu

October 2007 – Cinedans Festival 2007 tour to China – Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, http://www.cinedans.nl/2007/nl/ontour.international.php

October 3-7, 2007 – Africa World Festival of Documentary Films, St. Louis, MO http://www.umsl.edu/services/cis/as_competitions/as_comp_film.html
October 4, 11, 2007 – Dance on Camera Festival, Ohio State University, Sullivant Theatre, 1813 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio

October 12, 2007, 6:30pm – Pittsburgh Black Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square, East Pittsburgh

October 25 – November 4, 2007 – Edinburgh African film festival, Africa in Motion, Scotland, http://www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/

October 24, 2007 – Afrika Eye Festival, Bristol, UK, http://www.thelightfantastic.co.uk/pub/news.html

November, 2007 – Africa World Festival of Documentary Films, Lagos, Nigeria, http://www.umsl.edu/services/cis/as_competitions/as_comp_film.html
November 1-4, 2007 – 10th ROMP! A festival of Independent Dance, Vancouver, Canada http://www.suddenlydance.ca/news.htm

November 12, 2007 – Cable Car Cinema in Providence RI. 204 South Main St., http://www.cablecarcinema.com/

November 17, 2007 – Cape May New Jersey State Film Festival, Cape May, NJ, http://www.njstatefilmfestival.com/2007.htm#DANCESHOWCSE

December 28, 2007 – Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, http://www.flintarts.org/

January 11, 2008 – New York Film Academy – Part of the opening night events at the 51st Annual Arts Presenters Conference,100 E. 17th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10003

January 14, 2008, – Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Presented by the Center for Arts and Public Policy, followed by a post-screening panel with Producer/Director Joan Frosch the artists of Compagnie Jant Bi and Urban Bush Women. http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/2007/move-rev/

January 17-20, 2008 – The Beloit International Film Festival, Beloit, Wisconsin, http://www.beloitfilmfest.com/

January 18-21, 2008 – Fourth TRI Continental Film Festival – India, Delhi

January 15-27, 2008 – Fourth TRI Continental Film Festival – India, Mumbai (Bombay)

February 1-3, 2008 – Fourth TRI Continental Film Festival – India, Bangalore

February 8-10, 2008 – Fourth TRI Continental Film Festival – India, Calcutta

February 7-18, 2008 – Pan African Film Festival, Magic Johnson Theatres, Los Angeles, www.paff.org

February 14-20, 2008 – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, Montana, Wilma Theatre, www.bigskyfilmfest.org

February 22, 2008 – University of Rochester, NY www.rochester.edu/calendar/?event&id=392786

February 23, 2008 – New Orleans, Louisiana

March 10, 2008 – Tufts University, Medford, MA,
ase.tufts.edu/drama-dance/dance/danceEventsFall07.pdf

April 17, 2008 – Washington Center for the Arts, www.washingtoncenter.org, Olympia, WA

April 23, 2008 – International Panafrican film festival, Cannes, France, www.festivaldufilmpanafricain.org

April 25 – May 5, 2008 – Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa, Spain, www.fcat.es

May 9-10, 2008 – 2nd Annual Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival

May 8-12, 2008 – XXIII. BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN/GERMANY, WARSAW/POLAND & USA 2008, www.black-international-cinema.com Best film/video in the Fine Arts Discipline!!

May 27, 2008 – Dance Festival Polemique, Warsaw, Poland
June 18 and 19, 6:30 pm, 2008 – Festival of New Dance and Nickel Film Festival, St. John, Newfoundland, www.neighbourhooddanceworks.com

July 18, 2008, 5:45pm – Pan African Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, www.paff.org

July 21, 2008 – SLC Film Center, Salt Lake City, UT www.slcfilmcenter.org/?id=280

August 8-10, 2008 – Ewa Bami’jo (« Come dance with me »), a bi-annual meeting for Artists and presenters all over the continents of Africa and in the Diaspora, Lagos, Nigeria, www.ewabamijo.com

September 18-20, 2008 – MiradasDoc Market, Festival Internacional de Documentales Miradas-Doc, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain, http://www.miradasdoc.com/esp/portada.asp

September 20, 2008 – International Black DocuFest, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the High Museum of Art: 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.Atlanta, GA 30309 www.InternationalBlackDocuFest.com

November 7-17 2008 – BFM (Black Filmmaker) International Film Festival, London, UK. Venues: ICA, BFI Southbank, British Museum and venues in Newham, http://www.bfmmedia.com/