Thursday, April 26, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] dance performances in providence, RI

if you have not seen michelle bach-coulibaly's work (she is seydou's
wife), then you should for sure check out her shows this spring. she
combines african moves and stylings with her own creations and modern
technique to create an amazingly unique and layered show, that involves
all sorts of music, song, dance, text. as i said, amazing. details below.

hi friends!

if you are free and so inclined, please come see *new works/world
traditions dance company *premiere our latest work, a long
dance/movement piece (30-40 minutes) about family and identity that
features 12 fabulous dancers dancing/exploring space, 2 malian musicians
drumming, 1 professional fiddler fiddling, 1 vocally acrobatic dancer
singing opera, and many more surprises. the piece is exciting and
bizarre and visually interesting and (hopefully) poignant (at least from
the inside that's what i think it will be like, but come and you can
tell me if i was totally off).

*vital info:*

*1**)* shows are *t**hurs may 3, fri may 4, sat may 5 at 8PM and sun may
6 at 2PM in stuart theatre* on the brown campus (just a touch east of
the intersection of waterman and brown streets; enter on waterman).

*2) we are the very first piece in the show* (so you can leave after us
if you don't care for straight-up modern dance which is probably what
the rest of the show will be).

*3) student/brown staff/faculty tickets are $5*. you can buy them at the
door (i doubt we will sell out) or click on "tickets" at this link for
more info if you can't get $5
tickets, let me know and i can probably get them for you.

and if you're in the mood to see performance right now in general, i
also recommend *DONE* (playing at the black rep), a play based on over
100 interviews with teenagers (playing through may 20, details at, and the *drum of the wave of horikawa*, which is in its
final weekend at perishable theatre (

<>) right now. see more detailed comments from
a friend below.


Hello Friends of Perishable,
Nothing says GO SEE IT like an audience member--
read the following message!

***Over the last two nights, I had the pleasure of
sitting in on the press nights for THE DRUM OF THE
WAVES OF HORIKAWA - a historical tragedy comedy
thriller in 5 episodes- at Perishable Theatre.

DotWoH is kind of amazing! Nothing like this has been
seen in Providence in a while... if ever. It's brash,
it's insanely creative, it's amazing. GO SEE

This 18th-century kabuki play has been molded by the
Theatre of the Two-Headed Calf into a punk rock
masterpiece. I can say definitively that this is a
show that seasoned theater-goers and those who haven't
set foot into a theater in years will equally enjoy.
And why not, it's got everything: sex, drunkenness,
love, violence, honor, sacrifice, humor, sadness,
noise, quiet, light, dark, movement, stillness,
abstract, concrete, two drum sets, a keyboard, and
electric bass.

Again, GO SEE IT!!! It's only here for two weeks! This
is one of those productions that will explode when it
goes back to NYC and you get to see it HERE and NOW!

You won't be sorry.

Here's the major info:

Thursdays April 19 and 26 at 8 pm (Part 1)
Fridays April 20 and 27 at 8 pm (Part 2)
Saturdays April 21 and 28 at 4 pm (Part 1)
Saturdays April 21 and 28 at 8 pm (Part 2)
Sundays April 22 and 29 at 2 pm (Part 1)
Sundays April 22 and 29 at 5 pm (Part 2)

Ticket prices:
Students/Seniors/Military - One Show $12/ Two Shows
General Admission - One Show $15/ Two Shows $25
For tickets call (401) 621-6123 or visit

Perishable Theatre
95 Empire St.
Downtown Providence
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