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Momar Ndiaye

Momar Ndiaye is a contemporary dancer/choreographer/videographer from Senegal (West Africa). As a child, Momar danced recreationally with friends with whom he placed among the finalists for national dance competitions in Senegal (Oscar des Vacances). His curiosity in movement and choreography pushed him to train in Jazz, Afro-jazz, and traditional African dances. In 2004, he created his own company, choreographed and produced video clips for musician artists as well as accompanying them on tours.

In 2008, Ndiaye met Andreya Ouamba and developed a strong interest in contemporary dance and Improvisation. Ndiaye has created and performed in several pieces among which “Affranchis”, “Me and My space”, “Toxu”. He also has performed in many other choreographers work in Europe, Africa, and United States of America. Currently living in the United States, Momar Ndiaye is a 2017 Master of Fine Art candidate at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. His current research is interculturalism in movement and choreography.