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Visiting Presenter / Dance

Drum Love

Description

Drum Love is a classic love story, rites of passage, and coming of age tale complete with a tragic heroine, suitors, and concerned family. The work follows the time-honored format of African ballets expertly produced by the touring national companies of West African countries.

Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Artistic Director Yao Ababio, Drum Love tells the story of a young girl who falls for three artists of The Big City. She ignores warnings to avoid them and becomes involved with all three. Eventually she gets pregnant, is rejected, and realizes that she has created a situation that will bring shame to her family. In the end, she embraces the support of her family and friends. Incorporating dance, song, and live music, the completed work will engage audiences with the excitement and vigor of African dance while presenting an urban twist on traditional themes. It will be performed by 7 dancers, 5 drummers, and a traditional Malian band.

Theatre

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Expected Run Time is 165 minutes

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