On Stage: Africa — Wave of the Future

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater recently presented Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, which I reviewed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The company’s thick personal ties to Africa reminded me of August Wilson Center’s “first” First Voice a few years ago at the New Hazlett Theater, which had a rich dance substance from Zimbabwe’s Nora Chipaumire, Washington D.C.‘s Step Afrika and Pittsburgh’s Kyle Abraham, Staycee Pearl and (then) Greer Reed. It also presented “Movement (R)evolution,” an acclaimed documentary heralding contemporary dance in Africa. Here are some Youtube clips of that film.

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