Rumsey Playfield, 69th St, mid-park, Central Park
New York City, New York

Les Ballets Africains, the national ensemble of the Republic of Guinea, has thrilled audiences worldwide since it was formed by the distinguished Guinean choreographer Keita Fodeba in the early 1950s. It is universally recognized as Africa?s most accomplished touring company. In a compelling program celebrating the company?s half century, Les Ballets Africains performs traditional dance, music, acrobatics and storytelling. Dancers from Blacksmith?s Daughter Dance Theater, under the artistic direction of Nia Love will perform excerpts from Remembrances of the Castles. The piece, choreographed by Nia Love is inspired by the company?s research journey to Africa. Focusing their travels on Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo-Benin and Mali, Nia Love and composer Antoine Roney studied the music and dances of these cultures. Remembrances of the Castles is a multi-cultural dance theater work using live music, dance, and spoken word that asks the question, ?Who am I??

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