Oct 14: Cuba to Guinea

Duniya Dance and Drum Company x Arenas Dance Company x Dance Mission Theater present
Cuba to Guinea

Saturday, Oct 14
One day only at Dance Mission Theater!

Join us for a day of workshops, performance excerpts, work-in-progress showings, film screening, and panel discussion exploring the the vibrant, layered, and largely unknown social-political relationship between Cuba and Guinea, West Africa forged by the transatlantic slave trade as well as the post-colonial dance/culture exchange that began in the 60s.

Artistic directors Susana Arenas Pedroso (Arenas Dance Company) and Bongo Sidibe (Duniya Dance Company) have joined forces with Dance Mission Theater’s Liberation Academy to go on a multi-year journey illuminating the vibrant, complex political/cultural story between Cuba and Guinea, West Africa, shining a light upon how cultural art forms and solidarity across communities are weapons to fight today’s neo-colonial battles.

11:30-1pm: Dance Workshop with Susana Arenas Pedroso and Alhassane Camara  * FREE! * Sign-up

1:15-2:45pm: Drum Workshop with Bongo Sidibe and Denys Fernandez Pelaez * Free * Sign-up

4:30pm: Performance excerpts, film screening, panel discussion, work-in-progress showing * Tickets $10-$50 sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds: Buy now! (Advance ticket sales end 10/14 at 1:30pm. The box office opens at 3:30pm for walk-ups – subject to availability.) This show is wheelchair accessible.


This event is made possible with support in part from the Dream Keepers Initiative, San Francisco Arts Commission, NEA, Rainin Foundation, and Creative Work Fund. 

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