Monday, April 19, 2010

Reggie Wilson / Fist & Heel Performance Group: The Good Dance—dakar/brooklyn

Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24, 8pm in the CFA Theater
Pre-performance talk by Allison Hurd ’11 on Friday, April 23 at 7:15pm, CFA Hall (formerly CFA Cinema)

Brooklyn-based Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba’s Compagnie 1er Temps based in Dakar, Senegal, have collaborated to create a highly charged and expressive movement vocabulary that explores the secular and religious traditions of Central Africa and their parallels with the Mississippi Delta culture. The Good Dance--dakar/brooklyn features over 300 water bottles on stage. The CFA has collaborated with the TAP THAT! Bottled Water Awareness week, an Earth Day Week program of the Wesleyan’s Environmental Organizers Network (EON), to responsibly handle the purchase, distribution, and disposal of the bottles and the water contained within them. During the Q&A sessions following the performances, EON will distribute the water from the bottles to the audience and information about bottled water will be available in the lobby. After the performance, EON plans to reuse the bottles in an art installation in the Usdan Campus Center, after which all of the bottles will be recycled.

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