Esailama Diouf Henry

Diouf Henry

Esailama began her professional career as a performing artist with Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, founded in 1975 by Emmy Award Winner Dr. Zakariya Diouf and Naomi Diouf. Esailama has also worked independently with choreographers and director in the United States from various genres of African-derived dance theatre including the late Dr. Pearl Primus and Kemoko Sano and theatre companies such as the Ballet Folklorico de Bahia, Les Ballets Africaines, and eh Liberian National Cultural Troupe. Internationally, she has worked with director John Martin (London) and such performing companies as Le Ballet National Senégal (Senégal), Theatre for Africa (South Africa) and Abhinaya Theatre research Center (India). As a teacher she has lectured and conducted long-term workshops throughout the United States and in India, Barbados and Trinidad-Tobago. For 9 nine years she worked closely with actor Danny Glover as a scheduler and consultant. Esailama has a doctorate in Performance Studies. She is co-founder of Nfungotah Inc., dedicated to supporting African Diaspora arts and performing artist and co-owner of Bissap Breeze LLC.



AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN DANCE AND DRUMMING IN NEW ORLEANS - THE CARIBBEAN GATEWAY TO THE AMERICAS!!

2014 NEW ORLEANS DANCE FESTIVAL
JUNE 26 - JULY 5, 2014

New Orleans Dance Festival Performance on July 4 at 4:00pm in McWilliams room 300. Donations accepted.

TULANE UNIVERSITY
NEWCOMB DANCE PROGRAM
McWILLIAMS HALL ROOM 300

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504.314.7742 or 504.812.4553
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