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Record details

Dr.
FirstName
Celia
Bambara
Department
Humanities
Position
Assistant Professor
Position 2
Dance Program Coordinator
Phone
(410) 951-3367
Email
cbambara@coppin.edu
Building
Physical Education Complex
2nd Floor
Room
Room 211
Degree Type 1
Ph.D
Degree Discipline 1
Critical Dance Studies
Degree University 1
UC Riverside
2008
Degree Type 2
MA
Dance
UCLA
2002
BA
Anthropology
Occidental Colege
1998
Biography
Dr. Celia Weiss Bambara is a dance artist and scholar as well as a dual citizen of the US and Burkina Faso. She is the artistic director of the CCBdance Project, which was co-founded with Burkina Faso born dance and theater artist, Christian Bambara in 2006. Her choreography, improvisation and/or site- dancework has been shown in the United States, and internationally in the Caribbean, West Africa, and in Europe. This work has been shown at venues including: Dancespace (NYC), Movement Research (NYC), Zacho Studios (SF), Links Hall (CHI), Drucker Center (CHI), Institut Francais in Abidjan, Goethe Institut in Abidjan, Alliance Francaise (CHI), Jane Addams Hull House (CHI), African American Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Occidental College, University of Southern California, National Theater in Abidjan (CNAC), INSAAC (National Arts Conservatory in Abidjan), Cannes at the MJC Picaud, Laboragras in Berlin, National Television in Haiti, Trinidad at Alice Yard, in Jamaica at the Caribbean Studies Association, Donko Seko in Mali and at the Belk Theater at UNC Asheville. She is currently working on multi-media works in dance-film, site-dance and photography. Her work has been awarded grants or residencies by the Puffin Foundation, Maryland Arts Council, The Djerassi Foundation, Ragdale Foundation, Ecole Des Sables (Senegal), Donko Seko (Mali), Tanzart (Germany), UCIRA (University of California Institute For Research in the Arts) among others. Her movement research combines the base of Haitian dance with other African forms, modern/contemporary dance, yoga and Klein Mahler technique and Body Mind Centering. Dr. Bambara’s work addresses the intersections of practice as research in contemporary and African diasporic dance. She has published a chapter on contemporary dance making in the works of women choreographers’ who have mentored her or with whom she has collaborated in Port-au-Prince in Susanna Sloat’s 2010 volume on Caribbean Dancemaking. The Journal of Haitian Studies has also published two articles on Haitian dance and articulations of diaspora. The Chicago Artist Resource and Chicago’s Social Justice Journal Area Magazine, have published works that addresses her artistic work through dialogue about improvisational practices, movement research, and social justice. Her current book project addresses over lapping Jewish and African diasporas through questions of improvisation and processes as practices of interculturalism. This practice as research project situates African Contemporary Dance as a geo-political set of practices: research questions and answers that she has negotiated as a dance artist through creating work and dancing with artists in the Caribbean, US and West Africa. Dr, Bambara teaches choreography and improvisation courses, dance studies, dance administration, contemporary technique, yoga, and somatics. She occasionally will teach Haitian traditional dance classes.
Expertise
Practice as Research;Contemporary Dance/Postmodern; African Diaspora Dance; Gender Theory; Site Specific and Experimental Dance Making; Improvisation/Composition; Yoga and Somatics; Hybrid Methodologies; Dance Film and Photography.
Awards and Honors
Grants and Administration for the CCBdance Project, 2006-current: 2019-2020 Maryland State Arts Council Creativity Award for completion and production of “Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres” 2017-2018 Draftwork at Dancespace accepted for solo work “Who Fears Not Death” 2017. Artist-in-Residenc at TanzArt in Kirchau, Germany May/June 2017. Two weeks. 2017 Residency at Ecole Des Sables for summer 2017 2016 Residency through Donko Seko in Mali. 2015 US Embassy Ivory Coast for production and presentation of dance work. 2013-2014. Djerassi Foundation Residency Grant.
Professional Activities
Artist-in-Residency/ Guest Artist CCBdance Project: 2019. Artist-in-Residence at Akademie Remcsheid in Remscheid Germany November 11-15th. 2017. Artist-in-Residence at Ecole Des Sable, Toubab Dialaw, Senegal June 2017. 2017. Artist-in-Residence at TanzArt in Kirchau, Germany. May/June 2017. 2016. Artist-in-Residence at Donko Seko, Bamako, Mali. Kettly Noel, June 2016. 2015. Artist-in-Residence, CNAC, National Theater Center Abidjan. Cote D’Ivoire. 2013. Artist-in-residence, INSAAC, National Arts University, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Grants and Administration for the CCBdance Project, 2006-current: 2019-2020 Maryland State Arts Council Creativity Award for completion and production of “Je Te Souhaites Du Bien et Apres” 2017-2018 Draftwork at Dancespace accepted for solo work “Who Fears Not Death” 2017. Artist-in-Residenc at TanzArt in Kirchau, Germany May/June 2017. Two weeks. 2017 Residency at Ecole Des Sables for summer 2017 2016 Residency through Donko Seko in Mali. 2015 US Embassy Ivory Coast for production and presentation of dance work. 2013-2014. Djerassi Foundation Residency Grant.
Professional Memberships
CCBdance Project
Publications
Publications: ”Inherited Dreams, Process and the Making of a Contemporary Dance in Abidjan” (submitted 2018) 2013.“Dance” in Encyclopedia of Race and Racism 2nd edition. 2012. “Improvising the Interstices: Experimentation and Lineage in African Contemporary Dance” (Area Magazine) 12(12) (special issue intersections). 2011.“Did You Say Banda? Geoffrey Holder and How Stories Circulate.” (17) 2011 Journal of Haitian Studies. 2010.“Chimin Kwaze: Crossing Paths or Dancemaking in Port-au-Prince.” Making Caribbean Dance, edited by Susanna Sloat, University of Florida Press. 2010. 2009.“Yanvalou’s Elliptic Displacements: Staging Spirit Time in the United States” the Journal of Haitian Studies. (Vol 15 (1 and 2)). 2009. 2003.“Story Space in Bangarra’s Pride: An Imperative for Reconciliation” in Australasian Drama Studies October 2002 (41). 2003.
Research
https://ccbdanceproject.tumblr.com http://www.ccbdanceproject.com/index.php?site=about
CV
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tcOafvBLST8XyW2GMKnxU98vNbAlORAd?usp=sharing
Website
http://www.celiaweissbambara.com