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COBA - Dombago
COBA's company in 'Dombago,' an excerpt from 'Les Rhythmes de la Foret'
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DOMBAGO
CHOREOGRAPHY: LINDA-FAYE JOHNSON
PREMIERE DATE: FEBRUARY 4TH, 1996 (STUDIO THEATRE, HARBOURFRONT CENTRE)
Images from the COBA performance 'Dombago'
Choreographic Statement:
DOMBAGO is a compilation of four dances comprising of: Domba – Celebration Dance from Sunugal (Senegal), Sosene – Rites of Passage dance for young boys and girls by the Susu people of Guinea, Jondon/Wolosodon – Jondon is the slave's dance and is also known as the slow dance, it depicts people shackled, bound hand and foot. Wolosodon is the fast dance. They originate from Guinea, West Africa, Sunu – Funeral Dance, where death is not mourned, but rejoiced, and is sometimes used for weddings and naming ceremonies. Traditions of the Woloff and the Bambara People, of Sunugal, West Africa.

Original Cast:
Alex Bourgeois, Cindy Browne, Ayesatta Conteh, Charmaine Headley, Anne-Marie Hood, BaKari E. Lindsay, Junia Mason, Marlene Richardson, Kathryn Wellington-Duncan, Sammy Clarke, Richard "Popcorn" Cumberbatch, Anthony "Curwin" Baptiste, Jamie Johnson

Music:
Traditional Drums and Chants

Costumes:
BaKari E. Lindsay


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PHOTOS FROM DOMBAGO

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