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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:22 - Updated Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:23

Choreographer Ana Clara releases "Máscaras Cokwe" book

Luanda - A book entitled ?Máscaras Cokwe: the choreographer language of Mwana Phwo and Cihongo? by Angolan choreographer Ana Clara, will be presented on December 11 in Luanda.

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Angolan choreographer Ana Clara

Photo: Joaquina Bento

Edited under the seal of the Angolan Kilombelombe and Portuguese Guerra & Paz Publishers, the work, discusses the Cokwe Masks in an ethnocoreology perspective.

The book is part of a long research work in the Cokwe cultural region, focused on the performance and body language of Mwana Phwo and Cihongo dance masks.

Ana Clara is Master degree holder in Artistic Performance – Dance, and graduate in dance in education, dance, choreographer and researcher.

The author worked for the Ministry of Culture as director and consultant of national dance school for 37 years.

In recognition of her contribution to the development of arts and culture in Angola, she was awarded the National Prize for Culture and Arts (2006), the Identity Award of the National Union of Artists and Composers (1995), the Diplomas of Honor ( 2006) and Merit (2016) of the Angolan Ministry of Culture and the Diploma of Honor - UNAC Pillar of Dance (2011).

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