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World Nomads: Dance
Reggie Wilson & Andréya Ouamba

Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10, 2008 at 8pm
Co-presentation with 651Arts

In May, FIAF launches World Nomads, a series that examines the cross-cultural exchange of ideas, artistic expression, and style. This transcultural journey begins in contemporary Africa bringing artists together for engaging programs considering Africa's cultural impact on France and the rest of the world.

In this co-presentation with 651Arts, as part of the Mississippi Delta Heritage Project, the ancestry of Cameroon, Gabon, and the Congo resound throughout, as New York choreographer Reggie Wilson and Congolese choreographer Andréya Ouamba create an anthropological exploration of movement and its origins. A wildly inventive collaboration, this excerpt of work in progress The Good Dance, continues both men’s fascination with the genealogy of culture. They use movement and music drawn from blues and worship traditions to consider the influences—both real and metaphorical—of Central African culture on world performance forms. Additionally, both choreographers will present works from their diverse repertoires.

Venue
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Ticket Price
FIAF Members $20
Non-Members $25
Students with ID $20

The Good Dance Benefit
Support the creation of The Good Dance by purchasing benefit tickets to the Friday, May 9th performance. Each benefit ticket consists of one ticket to the performance and access to the post-performance meet-the-artist reception, which includes music and dancing, and delectable food and drink.

Tickets are $75. To purchase these benefit tickets, please contact Abiba Wynn-Deceus
at 718 270 6970 or fistandheel@verizon.net.

American AirlinesCultures France 651Arts

Travel made possible through the support of American Airlines and Culturesfrance.
Co-presentation with 651Arts.
Image: Reggie Wilson & Andréya Ouamba © Antoine Tempé

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