Cultural activities to headline Francophonie Month

first_img Tweet Director of the Alliance Francaise, Carol BogdanovsckyThe Alliance Francaise de la Dominique will stage two main cultural events as part of activities to commemorate Francophonie Month, celebrated annually in March.A contemporary dance show from Guadeloupe on Sunday March 9th and a theatrical play on March 24th at the Arawak House of Culture at a cost of EC$20.00 per ticket are the main events.The contemporary dance is a show, according to director of the Alliance Francaise Carol Bogdanovscky, questions the creole identity. The award-winning dance was born from an encounter between a choreographer and a stage designer, who created as a reflection of their life journey. It will commence at 8pm and tickets are available at the Arawak House of Culture as well as the Alliance Franciase.The theatrical play by deceased French writer, Aime Cesaire entitled “Notebook Of A Return To My Native Land” is the second cultural event which will commence from 7pm on Sunday, March 24th.Dr. Alwin BullyCesaire has been described as “one of the most important writers of the 21st Century” and a “true Caribbean person” by Dominican play writer Dr. Alwin Bully.“He was responsible for an entire movement basically which was called negritude in the years when he was studying in Paris…and sowed the seeds of the black power movement,” Dr. Bully noted.He also encouraged the youth and students to attend this play as it is a way for them to get exposure to theatrical plays.It will be performed by renowned French actor, Jacques Martial, and although spoken in French, there will be English subtitles displayed on a screen.Among other activities to mark Francophonie Month is an international food fair on Sunday March 17th at the Alliance Francaise. It being staged to “highlight food and cultural heritage between Dominica and France”, Ms. Bogdanovscky said.Among other activities to commemorate the month are French Day, an Exposition, Primary Schools French Festival and a Mademoiselle Francophonie pageant.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Cultural activities to headline Francophonie Month by: – March 1, 2013 Sharecenter_img Share Share 19 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Forestry Readies for Busy Summer Early

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Division of Forestry is already training the smoke jumpers, preparing for their potentially dangerous fire season. Pellegrini: “We’ve trained our people a little earlier this year. We have hand crews, some state, some federal, some private, and we’re trying to get them on around two weeks to a month earlier than normal. We have our air support folks coming on very soon so we’ll see the helicopter in Soldotna by the end of April.” Paul Pellegrini said the first training jumps started yesterday.center_img He said the light snow this year didn’t pack grasses down which means sparks could catch earlier and easier than usual and since the fire moved so quickly through the Funny River area last year there’s still plenty of unburned material through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.last_img read more

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