A resident dance company at Dance Place, Coyaba Dance Theater performs Destiny, which focuses on Artistic Director/Founder Sylvia Soumah’s drive to transform and rule her destiny. “There have been many life-altering changes in my life that have put me on the path that I am on now, “ says Soumah, “I’ve heard it said that ‘a wise man travels in order to inspire changes in his life,’ for me, it was the opposite. The changes in my life inspired me to travel and soar.” Through both traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance and music, Coyaba’s dancers and drummers demonstrate Soumah’s determination to empower herself and inspire others to transform and rule their own destinies.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Destiny is a co-commissioning project by Dance Place in partnership with Dance Umbrella and the National Performance Network Creation Fund. The Creation Fund is sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Altria, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For further information about the National Performance Network: 225 Baronne Street, Ste. 1712, New Orleans, LA 70112. Telephone: 504.595.8008, fax: 504.595.08006, email: [email protected].
TICKETS: $22 general admission; $17 members, students, teachers (PreK-12), professional artists & seniors; $8 for children 17 & under – unless noted otherwise.
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Added by Dance Place 2 on July 10, 2007