Clare's Gallery >> Dogon dance

All the villages in the Dogons have a tradition of masked dances, which are performed at their significant festivals, and for tourists. The masks are kept hidden, and are sacred. They depict animals, and spirits and legendary creatures. The dancing is narrative

Masked Dancers

Antelope Mask


Elephant mask with Cutlass

Stilt dancer

Dogon Dancer Djiguibombo

Mask with Cowrie shells

The dancers