Zab Maboungou

Zab Maboungou

Zab Maboungou, named «Pioneer» of African Dance in Canada, is an artist and a philosopher who is a leader in the field of both dance creation and dance teaching. She is the founder of Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata (1986), a dance and music company that has been producing and creating Contemporary dance works for almost 30 years.

The choreographer is also a writer and lecturer. Her book, "Heya…Danse! Historique, poétique et didactique de la danse africaine" expresses her commitment to allying art and knowledge and vice-versa.

It has been said of her dance art that is enriched by the strength of her thinking and vision in the philosophical and cultural spheres in which she has become a recognised authority.
With this international reputation in arts, research and teaching, her work as a performer, writer and lecturer has made a significant contribution to theory and debates about art and cultural diversity. Her expertise is sought in many places: universities and dance teaching centres, as well as various institutions, in Africa, Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.

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Vol. 5, No. 2
The Great Welcome: A PC/Cp ReflectionBy Zab Maboungou
When I received the invitation to participate in the great gathering that was Primary Colours this autumn in the city of Victoria in British Columbia, my feeling was above all that of remembrance.
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