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The Good Dance – dakar/brooklyn

jeudi 10 décembre 2009

The Good Dance – dakar/brooklyn

Part of the 2009 Next Wave Festival

Dec 16, 18 & 19 at 7:30pm

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group and Compagnie 1er Temps

Choreographed by Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba

Devoted to reinterpreting the movement languages of Africa and the Diaspora through a postmodern lens, Reggie Wilson creates fluid, grounded, and deeply expressive dances. Wilson and his Brooklyn-based company Fist & Heel Performance Group make their BAM debut with The Good Dance – dakar/brooklyn, a work representing the fruits of a collaboration with choreographer Andréya Ouamba and his Compagnie 1er Temps from Dakar, Senegal.

Combining Wilson’s formalist approach with Ouamba’s more improvisational style, the artists create a unique movement vocabulary as they draw from their families’ roots in the Mississippi Delta and the Congo to ask profound questions about migration and identity. Featuring an amalgam of African and African American music, movement, text, and vocals, The Good Dance explores the genealogy of culture to consider the influence—real and metaphorical—of Central African culture on world performance forms.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

70min, no intermission

Tickets : $20, 30

Costume design by Naoko Nagata

Lighting design by Jonathan Belcher

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