You Don't Need Feet to Dance Film Screening with Artist Sidiki Conde and Film Director Alan Govenar

The extraordinary life of Sidiki Conde will be presented in a new documentary film, You Don't Need Feet to Dance, which will be screened at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Both the star of the film and the director, Alan Govenar, will be present for a Q&A session following the screening of the film, which will be released on DVD three days earlier. The event is free and open to the public.

Sidiki Conde's inspiring story is one of determination and artistic expression. Through his work as a musician and arranger with popular West African musicians, Sidiki came to New York in 1998, where he founded the Tokounou All-Abilities Dance and Music Ensemble. In the U.S., he has continued to perform and teach, instructing people of all abilities in schools, hospitals, and universities.

Alan Govenar is a writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker. He is president of Documentary Arts, which he founded in 1985 to present new perspectives on historical issues and diverse cultures. He is the author of more than 20 books and is a Guggenheim Fellow.

The event is sponsored by the College's Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Program.