Dance is the most fundamental of all art forms.”
— Twyla Tharp

The Snake Girls of Ivory Coast (traditional):

Officially discovered only in 1986, the Koma people live in the Alantika mountains in Nigeria and northern Cameroon. In this video you will see many unforgettable faces. The Koma are passionate dancers and musicians. 

Below: the hunting dance of the Donso at Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. 

Below: pounding drums and pure spectacle at Maradi in Niger: "Dance of the Invulnerables".

Not for the uninitiated... Trance dancing in Niger!