700 Howard St.
San Francisco, California 94103

Les écailles de la mémoire (The Scales of Memory)

This unique project is setting the performance world abuzz for bringing together African and African-American dance companies—one all-male and one all-female—and two powerhouse choreographers. Germaine Acogny, the "mother of contemporary African dance," explores community and identity with Brooklyn-based, Bessie Award–winning choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, of Urban Bush Women. Acogny’s all-male troupe, Jant-Bi, performed Fagaala at YBCA in 2005 to widespread acclaim and Urban Bush Women has, since 1984, brought the stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance inspired by African-American traditions. Don’t miss the premiere of this new piece in which artists from Africa collaborate with the children of the Diaspora on a work that explores the crossroads between culture and ethnicity, history and modernity.

Public Info:
415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org
Tickets: $30-40 regular, $23-30 YBCA Members, $26-34 seniors, teachers, & students

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

Added by nglnd_lzbth on March 26, 2008

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