Guest Master Class with Momar Ndiaye

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
Sherrill Center, Room 351

This open level master class with contemporary dance artist Momar Ndiaye offers an up-to -date global postmodern dance technique to the UNC Asheville community as well as to the Asheville community. There is no need to rsvp for the event.  More information on Mr. Ndiaye can be found below.

The event is free and open to the community on a first come first serve basis.  Note: you must arrive by 11:40 am.


Short Biography:

Momar Ndiaye is currently a 2017 MFA candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He started with street dance in Senegal as an adolescent. Ndiaye was trained in A.ex. Corps program, initiated by the Association Premier Temps and has worked with many well-known choreographers from Africa, Europe, Asia and America such as Vincent Mantsoe, Andreya Ouamba, Reggie Wilson, Mark Thomkins, Olivier Dubois, Salia Sanou, Seydou Boro, Lacina Coulibaly, Opiyo Okach among others. He also participated in two training courses in Digital Arts with the Paris-based artistic collective RYBN and Yann Leguay. In 2012, Momar was selected to participate in Dance Web in Vienna, Austria, and thus got to know artists, such as Faustin Linyekula, David Zambrano, Keith Hennessy and Benoit Lachambre amongst others. In parallel, Ndiaye has been developing his work with his company since 2004 and has created several staged contemporary dance works, and choreographies for music videos. In 2015, Ndiaye’s newest evening length work, “Toxu” was presented as part of the Belluard Festival in Switzerland, and was a finalist laureate at Danse L’Afrique Danse (Africa and Caribbean creation) Festival in St. Louis, Senegal. In 2016, Momar Ndiaye was selected to participate in two intercultural projects Shifting Realities supported by Tanz Haus in Germany and 1space a collaboration between KVS in Brussel, Exodus in Slovenia, and Alkantara in Portugal.

This workshop is supported by the generous contributions of CESAP, Humanities Dean, Vice Provost’s Office and Africana Studies.