Workshopday at Paris-Lodron University Salzburg

For an intense day of exchange, we invited theorists from various fields to share their perspectives on Nyota Inyoka’s oeuvre on Friday April 1st 2022:

Urmimala Sarkar (social anthropologist specialized in dance and visual culture, New Delhi),
Inge Baxmann (cultural scientist, Berlin),
Anne Décoret-Ahiha (dance anthropologist, Lyon),
Pauline Chevalier (art historian, Paris)


Presentation at Centre national de la danse – CN D

Within the framework of the project “Contemporary Reflections on Nyota Inyoka” Sandra Chatterjee, Christina Gillinger-Correa Vivar, Nicole Haitzinger, Gerrit Berenike Heiter and Amanda Piña presented their insights at the CND near Paris. The presentation will be available online until the 8th of March 2022. Furthermore the team could visit the fashion museum (Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris) and see some pieces of Nyota’s private wardrobe designed by Paul Poiret, Mouna Katorza and Madame Grès.

Research Presentation @CND

left to right: Gerrit Berenike Heiter, Nicole Haitzinger, Christina Gillinger-Correa Vivar, Sandra Chatterjee on ZOOM
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Dancing with Nyota in Paris

Thanks to the project “Contemporary Reflections on Nyota Inyoka” in the framework of “Aide à la Recherche” at Centre national de la danse – CN D Amanda Piña could join the team for an intense research phase: Dancing in the Marais, viewing material at BnF Richelieu and visiting the venues that Nyota used to show her dances at, like the Salle Adyar, Palais de Chaillot, Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Théâtre du Rond Point, Théâtre Marigny, Le Théâtre du Vieux Colombier and Les Folies Bergère.