Sunday, July 15, 2007

FIST & HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP debuts @ Summer Stages Dance

in The Tale: Npinpee Nckutchie & the Tail of the Golden Dek
Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 8pm at Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy.

African tradition meets postmodernism via the Black Bottom and Electric Slide in the Boston Premiere of a new work by choreographer Reggie Wilson. "The Tale: Npinpee Nckutchie & the Tail of the Golden Dek" combines ritual
and music from African traditions with contemporary urban social dances performed by a company of dancers and singers from the US, Africa and the Caribbean. Wilson riffs on the traditions of the blues, slave and spiritual cultures of Africans inthe Americas to create what he calls ìPost-African Neo HooDoo Modern dance.î His work is also influenced by travels in the Mississippi Delta, Trinidad and Tobago, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali and Chad.

Here's what the New York Times has to say about the work - "The raw and tender lie deep in the experimental choreography that Reggie Wilson creates with such freshness in his view of the African Diaspora."

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