Antoinette Gomis (France) photo by Belinda Lawley
Antoinette Gomis (France)
Using the words of a Waring Cuney poem sung by Nina Simone, Images deals with the lack of pride black women suffered throughout history. Historically having fought for equality and civil rights, a new wave of struggle appears today through TV, cinema and entertainment for the current generation: Hypersexualization, denial of natural beauties and a denial of what our SHEroes fought for. How do we value our female heritage?
Dancer, choreographer, model and original member of the sassy Zamounda Crew, Antoinette Gomis is a leading dancer in the French street dance scene. After studying entertainment and art, she began a career as a dancer winning several street dance competitions and battles such as Funkin Stylez in Dusseldorf, Nike’s Bring Your Troupe and Soul Session in Sweden. Chosen by Puma to be part of their Puma The Quest campaign, her charisma led her to becoming Salah’s assistant for Cirque du Soleil as a dance captain. She continues to lead workshops and teach her style and techniques to people around the world.