Using dance as a tool for social and cultural mediation is the incredible idea that Taïgué Ahmed has used for several years in Chad with his association, Ndam Se Na. These unprecedented workshops permit the refugees to discover their traditional cultures which they are completely disconnected from, channel their frustrations and violence by positively using their bodies, and establish a dialogue between different communities that are situated in the camps and neighboring villages.
African Artists for Development proudly supports this purely African initiative and is commited to reproduce these workshops in nine other African countries. Nine other African choreographers trained by Taïgué Ahmed will each enter refugee camps in their respective countries to lead dance workshops, which will form a chain of hope around the continent.
TV5 MONDE: THE 11 AM NEWS ON TUESDAY JANUARY 17
Taigué Ahmed was interviewed on the 11 AM news of TV5 Monde by Isabelle Mourgère. Some of the images and video of the workshops filmed in the Moula camp in November 2011 were projected in the background.
FRANCE 24 : THE CULTURE SHOW ON FRIDAY JANUARY 20
Taigué Ahmed was invited by Louise Dupont, in the culture show of France 24.
AFRICA N1 : LA GRANDE MATINALE WITH EUGENIE DIECKY ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25
Taigué Ahmed was one of the invitees of “La grande matinale (The great morning)” presented by Eugénie Diecky, where he discussed the situation of women in the refugee camps and spoke about their receptiveness to the project.
The blog about Africa covered our press release on the “Refugees on the Move” project, which can be found here (in French).
COMING SOON : JEUNE AFRIQUE – MONDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2012 EDITION
The next edition of “Jeune Afrique” is expected to contain an interview with Taïgué, carried out by journalist Justine Spiegel.
COMING SOON : LES INROCKUPTIBLES – FEBRUARY 15, 2012 EDITION
The cultural magazine “Les inrockuptibles” is also expected to touch on the project in its upcoming February 15, 2012 edition.
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