Contemporary African choreographers, Lacina Coulibaly, Ousmane Wiles (Omari Mizrahi) and Nora Chipaumire present fresh and arresting works that wrestle with questions that push the boundaries of what it means to be African in today's America. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance.
Harlem Stage's signature dance series, E-Moves, presents four exciting nights of innovative works with surprise pop up performances each night; pop up performances curated by Adesola Osakalumi.
The pop-up performances expand the conversation to include the diasporic aesthetic of countries such as Haiti and Jamaica and the Congo. Dances are curated by Bessie Award winner Adesola Osakalumi (Original Broadway cast Fela! and Fela! The Concert; Choreography in School of Rock). The all-female choreographer lineup includes choreographers Nubian Néné, Tatiana Desardouin and others. Néné’s company “A Lady in the House Dance Co” is inspired by women and delves into social issues through dance. Desardouin’s company “Passion Fruit Dance Company” will invite the audience to connect with the techniques, rhythms and essence of hip-hop and house dance.
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