Opiyo Okach: Body Evidence (Work-in-Progress Showing)
Q&A/audience feedback session following each showing
Fri, May 13 & Sat, May 14, 8 p.m.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (701 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103)- Forum
$10 Regular Admission, FREE for YBCA Members and students w/ I.D.
As part of our commitment to bringing contemporary African dance to the Bay Area, YBCA welcomes Kenyan choreographer Opiyo Okach who will present a work in progress showing of his latest solo, Body Evidence. Known for the simplicity and elegance of his improvisation style, Okach examines the role of the body in shaping 21st century global culture where long held notions of ethnic, geographic and temporal identification give way to the power of the individual. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with the artist in an informal setting and gain insight into his creative process.
Inside the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium\
Sat, May 14, 2 p.m.
YBCA Screening Room
An inside look at YBCA's involvement and leadership in presenting performing arts from Africa. Through the leadership of Executive Director Ken Foster, YBCA has been a founding member of The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, which is designed to initiate, develop and sustain a dynamic exchange of arts and ideas between artists, arts organizations and public communities throughout the United States and the African continent. Join Ken Foster, and fellow members of this national network, including Joan Frosch, Center for World Arts at the University of Florida (Gainesville), and Cathy Zimmerman, MAPP International Productions (NYC) in addition to Kenyan choreographer Opiyo Okach, discussing projects, research, and partnerships since the inception of the consortium in 2004.
415-978-2787 or http://ybca.org/opiyo-okach-body-evidence
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Added by ybcapr on April 25, 2011