Flaunt Your Frenchness #45 (April 27 - May 3)
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April 29 is International Dance Day. This date was chosen to commemorate Jean-Georges Noverre's birthday (1727-1810), a French dancer and balletmaster, the creator of modern ballet. To mark this date and celebrate this art form, discover some inspiring choreographies by Francophone artists. Click the videos below.
african choregraphy
Welcome by Waxtaan / Afro-Dites, 2014.
Or how to highlight the richness of traditional African dance.
Franco-Senegalese dancer and choreographer, Germaine Acogny is a historical figure of dance in Africa since the founding of her first African dance studio in Dakar in 1968.
Hip Hop dance
#Hashtag by Pockemon crew, 2016.
The story of this company begins in 1996 in the streets of Lyon, France and its suburbs. A team of eight hip-hop dancers was formed and decided to export their skills beyond the boundaries of the city. Today, it is the most decorated dance battle crew in the world. 
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Che Malambo show - Gilles Brinas
Flaunt Your Frenchness is pleased to be partnering with the show Che Malambo. It celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho in a magnificently choreographed entertainment and cultural experience, accessible to all ages! This fiery and athletic Argentine dance company is directed by award winning French choreographer Gilles Brinas, former dancer with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the Twentieth Century.

Try to win a pair of tickets by answering this question: What are "boleadoras"?
Find the answer
here and send it to Debora by Mai 4Good luck!
Each week, you'll find in this newsletter a small sentence that can be used next time you go to a French speaking country.

To keep in the theme, please find below what you could ask while in Bangui, Central African Republic:
" Quel style de danse est propre à votre région ? "
[Kel steel duh danss ay propr ah votr ray-gionh ?]
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