Voices of Strenght – A Two-Night Celebration of Contemporary Dance and Theater by Women from Africa

NIGHT 1:
Nelisiwe Xaba & Kettly Noël, Correspondances
Nadia Beugré, Quartiers Libres
Fri, October 19  •  8 pm  •  YBCA Forum

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NIGHT 2:
Maria Helena Pinto, Sombra
Bouchra Ouizguen, Madame Plaza
Sat, Oct 20  •  8 pm  •  YBCA Forum

Ace tickets: $25 Regular  •  $20 students, senors, te

The work of art and the work of culture is to pave the way for a qualitative practice of the imagination — a practice without which we will have no name, no face, and no voice in history.” — Achille Mbembe

YBCA welcomes Voices of Strength: A Two-Night Celebration of Contemporary Dance and Theater by Women from Africa, a U.S. debut tour that celebrates the stylistic diversity of contemporary performance across the African continent. Created and performed by Nelisiwe Xaba (South Africa), Kettly Noël (Haiti/Mali), Nadia Beugré (Côte d’Ivoire), Bouchra Ouizguen (Morocco) and Maria-Helena Pinto (Mozambique), the works in Voices of Strength use humor, irony, poignancy, and power to confront personal obstacles, address political and social issues, and paint true and vivid pictures of the lives of contemporary African women.

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