President Leopold Senghor of Senegal has received a number of players from the country's National Theatre at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, following the company's gold medal win at the Algiers Festival of Culture.
LV Palace, people arriving
MV Assembled guests inside - Maurice Senghor making speech
CU President Senghor and wife listening
MV & CU Diouf, with President of National Assembly, (Diouf tall man, centre) (2 shots)
MV President Senghor and wife inspect medal awarded in Algeria shown by Khady Thian
MV President making speech
MV Government officials listening
MV Maurice Senghor receiving medal
CU Wife receiving medal
MV Others receive medals (2 shots)
MV Mme. Senghor congratulating troupe (2 shots)
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Background: President Leopold Senghor of Senegal has received a number of players from the country's National Theatre at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, following the company's gold medal win at the Algiers Festival of Culture. The theatre company's Director, M. Maurice Senghor, a nephew of the President, was present as the medal was shown to President Senghor and his wife. Then the National Theatre players themselves received from the President individual medals commemorating the occasion.
Also present at the Presidential Palace to honour the artistes, from the Theatre Sorano, were Prime Minister M. Abdou Diouf, and M. Cisse Dia, President of the National Assembly.
National Theatre player khady Thian was entrusted with the duty of showing the gold medal won at Algiers to the Head of State and his wife.
Then the President handed over the individual tokens of Senegal's esteem for its actors. Earlier he had spoken to them of the need to preserve the African Negro tradition in the Senegalese theatre, while borrowing modern techniques.