Sidiki Conde: You Don't Need Feet to Dance
In 2013, Alan Govenar completed a film for Documentary Arts on the 2007 NEA National Heritage Fellow Sidiki Conde, You Don’t Need Feet to Dance. Born in Guinea, Conde lost the use of his legs to polio at age 14, yet despite his disability, he managed to move to New York City and create a life for himself as a performer and teacher, instructing people of all abilities in schools, hospitals, and universities. But it has not been without difficulty, as this excerpt from the documentary demonstrates. You can find the full 81-minute film at Documentary Arts.
Govenar founded the nonprofit arts organization Documentary Arts in 1985 in Dallas, Texas, to present and showcase the diverse arts and culture in the United States.