Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:23 - Updated Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:25
Researcher releases book on Chokwe culture
Luanda - Angolan choreographer and researcher Ana Clara Guerra Marques will release on 20 November in Lisbon (Portugal) the book "Chokwe Masks: The Choreographic Language of Mwana Phwo and Cihongo".
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Ana Clara launches book on Cokwe masks
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Under the seal of the Angolan and Portuguese publishers Kilombelombe and Guerra & Paz, the work, a product of her long research into the Cokwe cultural field, brings to the public an approach to masks in an ethnochoreological perspective.
The work focuses on the performance and body language of the Mwana Phwo and Cihongo dance masks communication structures capable of sustaining a collective memory.
The book carries introductory texts by two well-known researchers in the areas of Cokwe masks and African art history, respectively Manuel Jordán, current Curator-Chief of the Musical Instrument Museum in the United States and Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, emeritus professor of African Studies at the University of University of Oxford.
In recognition of her contribution to the development of the arts and culture in Angola, Ana Clara has won several National Culture and Arts Prizes.
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