Arts & Cultures 2020

18 June 2021

To read the article by Alain-Michel Boyer, please click on the Arts & Cultures cover below.

While Arts & Cultures 2021 will only be published in Fall due to the current situation, we are glad to offer our readers articles of the latest issue hoping that it will shorten the wait.

In the animist societies of Sub-Saharan Africa, how does one accede to the divine, enter into communication with the supernatural?

Through a theatrical externalization, dance and trance, through the participation of an entire group. For in Africa, spirituality is never about an isolated
individual but always about collectivity, thanks to rituals, sacrifices that gather the whole community together, as Dr Alain-Michel Boyer explains, considering here the Yaure of Côte d’Ivoire to illustrate this idea.

We would like to thank and honor our loyal advertisers whose support makes this publication possible. Find the Arte & Ritual gallery advertisement at the end of this article.

Each week discover two Arts & Cultures 2020 articles available for free on our website for one month.


Alain-Michel Boyer

“”A God Dances within Me: The Spirituality of the Yaure” in Arts & Cultures 2020, pp. 122-135.

Digital and print versions of Arts & Cultures are available in the museum bookshop.