Inspired by Francoise's recent essay, Sabar is the dance in Root's spotlight.
While searching for Sabar videos on YouTube, I came across a short documentary film by Dutch researcher and dancer, Sophie Schouwenaar. Shot in Dakar, Senegal as part of her master's thesis, Sophie explores the cultural meanings of Sabar. She searches for the answers to questions like how such a provacative dance can be accepted within a Muslim community, why more men are participating, and how women express their sexuality through movement.
Take 10 minutes out of your day to learn about the world of Sabar.