Dance in Dak’Art 2022, Beyond Entertainment

A very special artistic curiosity has found its way to the Biennale Dak’Art 2022. The “Not just dance » project spearheaded by the Cinquième Dimension Company, is a dance plea. Under the leadership of Jean Tamba, the point is to bring advocacy to the public, to authorities but also and especially to dance actors themselves, whose mindset change will be salvational to reviving the sub-sector. In its variations, « Not just dance » will revisit the primary sources of dance to showcase its virtues and functions: cathartic function, sacred function, artistic function, recreational function, etc. It is about showing that dance is also science, geometry, plastic art and math at the same time, in short, demonstrating that dance is far from just entertainment.