504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309

Thu–Sat, Nov 5–7, 2009, 8 pm

Bay Area Premiere!
Beautiful Me
Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre

As part of its ongoing commitment to the diverse artistic voices shaping the performing arts in Africa, YBCA presents one of South Africa’s leading choreographers, Gregory Maqoma in his acclaimed solo performance, Beautiful Me. Paying tribute to three master choreographers who have inspired him – Akram Khan’s Contemporary Kathak, Faustin Linyekula’s visual dance-theater and Vincent Mantsoe’s Afro-Fusion – Maqoma builds a bridge to a living past by layering these diverse idioms with his own, creating an entirely new and unique dance experience. Performed with live music (violin, cello, sitar and percussion), Beautiful Me speaks honestly about the profound task of finding one’s authentic voice, redefining our notion of postmodern African choreography.

Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre

Beautiful Me – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Forum

Public Info:
415-978-2787 or ybca.org

$25 regular; $20 YBCA Member, student, teacher, senior; $10 student rush

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Box Office Hours:
Sun, Tue & Wed: noon–6 pm
Thu–Sat: noon–8 pm
First Tuesdays: noon–8 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Official Website: http://www.ybca.org

Added by ybcapr on August 12, 2009

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