Showcasing powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live music and singing, Colombia-based Sankofa Danzafro presents Accommodating Lie, a full-length work by Rafael Palacios that seeks to dismantle stereotypes and beliefs about the Black body and what it means to be of African descent. Through a series of emotional dances, the Sankofa performers embody decades of slavery and racism, challenging the “exotic” label western colonizing culture has assigned Black bodies. Accommodating Lie continues Sankofa Danzafro’s mission “to dance to be heard.”
Curtain Chat: Wed, Feb 16
Family Matinee: Sun, Feb 20 at 2pm (for ages 15+)
Sensory alert: Please note that there will be loud vocal elements during a section of the performance.
Please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your performance time to allow for vaccination checks, security screenings, and ticket pick up.
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Underwriting support for The Joyce's presentation of Sankofa Danzafro provided by Amit Wadhwaney.
Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance. Live Music for Dance Sponsor: Jody and John Arnhold.
Approximately one hour with no intermission