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"El Iyawo", presented by OYO ORU Afro Cuban Dance Ensemble
Start Date: 6/14/2014Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 6/14/2014End Time: 9:00 PM
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Event Description:
“El Iyawo” is choreographed and directed by Danys “La Mora” Pérez, an internationally acclaimed Afro-Cuban dance specialist and a former principal dancer of Ballet Folklorico Cutumba.  This premier is performed by her New York-based company, Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble, an array of renowned international Cuban guest artists and some of the local student performers.  
 
 “El Iyawo” is an epic poem that beautifully and powerfully illustrates the suffering and fear as well as dignity, morals , hopes and spirituality of enslaved Africans who endured horrific  crossings of the Atlantic Ocean and established the African Diaspora as brave Cimarrones (runaway slaves) in the new world. Vivid fragments of history, ritual and tradition told through Cuban dance, song and music expression will ignite the stage by reaffirming its footprint in the universal history of the motherland, Africa in the American continent and in the Caribbean.  “El Iyawo” is an experience in art, human science and anthropology.
 
Venue: Baruch College Performing Arts Center’s Rose Nagelberg Theater, 55 Lexington Avenue
 
Dates:  Saturday, June 14 and Sunday June 15
 
Door opens:  7 p.m.      Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
 
Tickets: $20 ADVANCED Tickets BEFORE June 7 (use code: ADVANCE)
              $25 GENERAL ADMISSION after June 7
(Note: Each ticket purchase will have additional charges for services and fees)

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oyuoro-afrocuban.com
Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave
Room: Nagelberg Theatre
Contact Information:
Name: Danys Perez
Email: oyu_oro@yahoo.com
Schools/Departments:
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center
  • Black and Hispanic Studies
  • Fine and Performing Arts

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