Friday, December 04, 2009

[Wadabo_updates] African Dance @ the Ivies - In Concert TONIGHT & TOMORROW

Some great dance tonight & tomorrow, including some wonderful African (& african-inspired dance)

7 pm @ Harvard Dance Center
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA

Lacina Coulibaly (who has taught contemporary african dance here many times) is doing a piece, and Michelle Bach-Coulibaly's company from Brown is doing a piece on New Orleans.

$12 General Admission
$8 Students

Brown, Harvard, and Yale Universities unite for a diverse and exciting collaborative performance featuring works by acclaimed choreographers Twyla Tharp, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Battle, Trey McIntyre, and Lacina Coulibaly, as well as original student choreography. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see these talented students perform master works of modern and contemporary dance.

The highlight of the offerings from Brown University is Robert Battle's energetic, dynamic, and humorous Rush Hour, set to a percussive score by John Mackey. Brown will also present Michelle Bach-Coulibaly's Road Home, a poignant chronicle of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Yale University presents three dances: Yvonne Rainer's renowned Trio A, Twyla Tharp's intriguing and groundbreaking Torelli, and a new work by contemporary West African choreographer Lacina Coulibaly, who seeks to fuse European contemporary dance techniques with his traditional African dance roots. 

Students from Harvard University will perform four works: a world premiere by innovative, engaging choreographer Trey McIntyre, a delightful, humorous return to prom nights by Boston choreographer Brenda Divelbliss, and two works by Harvard students, a powerful spectacle based on the Pygmalion myth, and a playful, rhythmic work set to the music of Tigger Benford.

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