(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  An African Contemporary Arts Consortium gathering in Tunis in around 2010. Hafiz and Aicha are art and life partners and make both beautiful dance and beautiful children together.  (Further Consortium Description end of post) As the Artistic Director of Global DanceFest, I belonged to Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium for a number of years. It is… Read More

Timbuktu might be the best movie I’ve seen in a long while. It was one of the five 2015 foreign film nominees, the only African film, and the only film in which, it turns out, I actually know one of the actors— Kettly Noël, the brave funny mad woman. I know Kettly from the contemporary dance-theater world where she is also a star. She directs dance festivals and programs in Bamako, creates and… Read More