URBAN BUSH WOMEN/COMPAGNIE JANT-BI CREATIVE EXCHANGE
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.
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
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