Founded by Rafael Palacios in 1997, Sankofa Danzafro is an exciting company from Colombia, the country with the second largest Afro-descent population found in Latin America. Sankofa means, “to return to the root,” an African philosophy that proposes that the past is a keyhole through which to view the present, and to consider the future--a spirit that guides the work of this Afro-Colombian dance company. The company’s The City of Others, examines issues of wealth, gender, sexual orientation, and lack of opportunity affecting minority communities in Colombia, and showcases powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live drumming and singing.
Seating for this engagement is limited. This engagement is not eligible for group discounts.
The free Sunday workshops in East Boston are part of the Series’ Arts For All! programming. Arts For All! seeks to bring live performances and workshops into local Boston neighborhoods, and they have partnered with the Veronica Robles Cultural Center for the two dance workshops.
STEPHANIE L. BROWN FOUNDATION; JANN E. LEEMING & ARTHUR D. LITTLE, SENIOR TRUSTEES, ROYAL LITTLE FAMILY FOUNDATION; and CYNTHIA & JOHN S. REED FOUNDATION. Performances at the NEC Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre are also supported by the BARR FOUNDATION through its ArtsAmplifed initiative.
This performance is made possible in part by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, and Jann. E. Leeming & Arthur D. Little, Senior Trustees, Royal Little Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Paul & Elizabeth Kastner and Sharon & Howard Rich.