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 Home > News > Culture at the 2005 Francophonie Games in Niamey Niger
     
  28 November 2005  
 

Culture at the 2005 Francophonie Games in Niamey Niger

 
     
 

In a few weeks of the opening ceremony of 5th Francophonie Games, which will take place from the 7 to December 17, in Niamey, carried this year by the mascot "Jobari", dinosaur emblematic of the desert of Aïr, the CNJF raises the veil on the program and the course of the cultural tests. The original concept of the Plays, celebrates youth and solidarity French-speaking people, rests indeed as well on the development of the sporting exploits as on the promotion of new artistic talents.

"Jobari", the mascot of the Games
It is official, the mascot of the Games of Niamey is a small dinosaur, "Jobari", fitted tennis shoes and vêtu of a sports gear to the colors of the CNJF. Declined in the 14 sporting and cultural disciplines, it will accompany and support the competitors throughout the tests. Rare specimen of sauropode, Jobaria, was a herbivore of approximately 18 tons for 20 meters in height (10 meters with the garrot). Its skeleton, discovered at the beginning of the Nineties in the desert of Aïr, is exposed today to the museum of Niamey. High tourist but so archaeological place, Aïr conceals treasures, including one vast expensive cemetery of dinosaurs to the scientists. The choice of this mascot gives to the organizers the opportunity to develop the richnesses of the inheritance native of Niger.

4 sites for the cultural contests
Niger, with the support of the states and participating governments, launched since 2002 a vast construction schedule and rehabilitation of the infrastructures, in order to accomodate its 3.000 competitors and guests, from the 7 to next 17 December, under the best conditions. The 7 cultural tests will thus proceed on 4 sites, nevertheless close the ones to the others in order to facilitate displacements: the Arts centre Oumarou Gandala song, the Arts centre Free-Native of Niger for the tale and literature, the National Museum of Niameyla painting and sculpture, the Palate of the Congresses for photography and dance of creation and traditional inspiration.

45 delegations, 140 artists, 7 disciplines
The 140 artists present, old of less than 35 years, all were preselected in their country, under the control of experts elected by the Intergovernmental Agency of the Francophonie, then proposed with the AIF for a final choice. Were retained: 16 participants of 16 different delegations for the contests "tales and storytellers", "dance and creation of traditional inspiration", "song and literature"; 23 for the contests "photograph" and "sculpture"; 28 for "painting". The jurys, also contacted by the AIF, gather each time a president and four professionals originating in different countries.

The window of French-speaking arts
The course of the tests follows an identical screen for the whole of the disciplines concerned, that is to say for the song, the dance and the tales, 4 preliminary contests distributed between the 8 and December 14 then a final, the 14 or December 15. Each delegation profits from a daily time of repetition. The literary?uvres will be exposed and be the subject of public readings. The contests of photography, painting and sculpture will give place to varnishings on December 7. The?uvres, new for the majority, will be exposed on the international scene for the first time, until December 15, the 16 being devoted to the repetitions and spectacles of the official reception of the prizes winner.

Each cultural contest is accompanied by individual spectacles, exposures and workshops or inter-artists, pretexts with the meeting and the exchanges with the public. Among the topics of workshops 2005 appear "piracy" (song), "dance of creation and traditional inspiration and contemporary dance: which report/ratio? "," creativity in francophonie "(photography)," Movement, rate/rhythm and colors of the Plays of the Francophonie "(painting) or" the cultural diversity seen by the sculptor ". A window of French-speaking arts also intended for the professionals, since the Plays of the Francophonie have vocation, since their creation, with launching new talents.

The 45 delegations present
Benign , Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kampuchea, Cameroun, Canada, Canada New Brunswick, Canada Quebec, Cape Green, Central Africa, C.f. Belgium, The Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, R.D. Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, France, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Equatorial, Haiti, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Monaco, Niger, Romania, Rwanda, Sainte-Lucie, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

 
     
 
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