Friday, February 09, 2007

Afro-cuban show in NYC

Just got this in an email, looks promising...


The Annex at La MaMa E.T.C.
February 15 - 25, 2007
Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Tickets $20
purchase tickets online

Founded by Artistic Director and Choreographer "La Mora" Danys Perez, Oyu Oro is one this country's leading exponents of Afro-Cuban dance. For this two-week event, "La Mora" has assembled a one-time-only gathering of the foremost Afro-Cuban artists in America including, 20-plus dancers, vocalists and musicians, with Francisco Mora Catlett as Musical Coordinator.

Palenque is an epic poem that exemplifies the company's diverse cultural roots, bringing vivid fragments of history, ritual, tradition and folklore to the stage. The work explores an idea of the life of a Palenque and Cimarrones in Cuba, illustrating through dance and song the need for unity and freedom, and the struggle to overcome the hardships of slavery and cultural differences in order to survive

Joining "La Mora" is an extraordinary ensemble including celebrated US-based Cuban artists Silfredo La O Vigo (dancer), Susana Arenas Pedroso (dancer), José Alfredo Carrión (dancer, vocalist, percussionist), Ramon "Sandy" Garcia Peréz (percussionist), José Cheo Rojas (dancer), Reynaldo "Rey" Gonzalez Fernando (dancer, vocalist, percussionist), Rogelio Kindelan Nordet (percussionist), Roman Diaz (percussionist), Felix "Puppy" Insua (dancer), Xiomara Rodriguez (dancer), Pedro Domech (dancer), celebrated Haitian artist Nadia Dieudonné (dancer), and outstanding recording musicians, Daniel "Dadi" Beabrun (Haitian musician), and Salim Washington (jazz musician).

La MaMa E.T.C., 74A East 4th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Box office: 212-475-7710

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