"C'est une visionnaire": Two days of visionary women

Our fall programming is focused on theme of 'Sirens', and with this theme we are spending the semester exploring the ideas and images that surround water, female tribes, and warning cries. Particularly, our programming focuses on the female voice. We were honoured, therefore, to include choreographer and dancer Bintou Dembélé's voice, and dance moves, in our programming this semester.

October 10, 2019

On the 7th and 9th October, Columbia Global Centers | Paris was glad to provide a space for Dembélé, as well as a whole host of other amazing female voices. On the 7th October, we explored femininity, independence, the diaspora, and artistic creation with Dembélé, Mame-Fatou Niang, Alice Diop, Ken Bugul, and Rokhaya Diallo. On the 9th October, as part of our ongoing film series titled 'Voix Atlantiques' with Nora Philippe and Maboula Soumahoro, we watched and discussed the making of Les Indes Galantes at the Paris Opera, choreographed by Dembélé, with Dembélé, Philippe, Soumahoro, Vinii Revlon, and Féroz Sahoulamide.

The two evenings were full of emotion, and together they showed the importance of creating strong female communities that support and lift each other up, share their knowledge and experiences, and build strong everlasting tribes. 

Below, you can see photos from the two evenings, taken by both Columbia Global Centers | Paris staff and by those who attended.