Compagnie Ébène: Yenenga

June 8 – 9, 1996

Premiere New York Premiere
Country of Origin Burkina Faso, France
Description This dance troupe from Burkina-Faso and Paris, one of the most important contemporary dance companies in Africa, performs the New York premiere of Yenenga under the choreography and artistic direction of Irène Tassembedo. Weaving West African dance styles with Eurpoean ballet and modern jazz dance, Tassembedo has created a vibrant style that is distinctly her own, and crackles with energy. Tassembedo describes Yenenga as "a search for lost light."
Identifier 1996s.01300
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
artistic directorIrène Tassembedo
choreographerIrène Tassembedo
musical directorMadou Kone