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VOICES OF STRENGTH: Contemporary Dance & Theater by Women from Africa
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VOICES OF STRENGTH: Contemporary Dance & Theater by Women from Africa

Tix $20

9/18/2012 to 9/19/2012
When: 9/18/2012
7:30 PM
Where: New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
(between 7th & 8th Aves.)

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Voices of Strength:
Contemporary Dance & Theater by Women from Africa

Sept 18-19, 21-22 at 7:30 pm
Sept 18 & 21 Stay Late Discussions
Sept 19 & 22 at 6:30 pm Come Early Conversations

New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th Street
(between 7th & 8th Aves.)

$15 with code 6500*

To purchase tickets
Call: 212.924.0077
In person: New York Live Arts box office,
219 W. 19th Street between 7th and 8th Aves.

Voices of Strength
is a mini festival featuring five female African choreographers. The performances are sophisticated expressions of the complex lives these women live globally. Through traditionally-rooted dance and bold contemporary idioms, this two evening program tackles diverse political and social themes that articulate women's struggles toward empowerment with humor, poignancy and courage.

Program A
: Tues. Sept 18 - Wed. Sept 19 at 7:30 pm
with Kettly Noël (Haiti/Mali)
and Nelisiwe Xaba (South Africa)
Quartiers Libres
with Nadia Beugré (Côte d'Ivoire)

is a raucous yet intimate duet by Kettly Noël and Nelisiwe Xaba that explores race, culture, gender and friendship; and Quartiers Libres, is a commanding solo by Nadia Beugré with interactive sound exploring the struggle between cultural boundaries and personal freedom.

Program B
: Fri. Sept 21 - Sat. Sept 22 at 7:30 pm
Sombra with Maria Helena Pinto (Mozambique)
Madame Plaza with Bouchra Ouizguen (Morocco)

Program B begins with Sombra by Maria Helena Pinto, a stark and poignant solo that gives voice to the lives of "invisible" women who push society forward; followed by Madame Plaza, a profoundly contemporary piece by Bouchra Ouizguen featuring three Aïta vocalists, whose traditional technique includes gutteral wailing and incantation.

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*Based on availability.

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