Stance on Dance Interview with Professor Momar Ndiaye
Discerning The Diversity and Multiplicity of Dances within Africa
An Interview with Momar Ndiaye
BY EMMALY WIEDERHOLT
Momar Ndiaye is an internationally recognized dance artist from Senegal who has taught and toured his work both in the US and abroad. He is currently on faculty at the American Dance Festival, and assistant professor at Ohio State University. He has also been developing work with his own company, Cadanses, which is based in Senegal, since 2004. Here, Momar talks about the political, technical, and social aspects of why Afro diasporic dance forms deserve equal footing with European classical dance forms in American college dance programs, and why he is interested in creating more opportunities to support emerging artists in his home country.
Photo by Felix Burkel