If all lives matter, what stories do we carry as we celebrate blackness in a changing world? Where do we find identity, associations, hope and love?
COBA presents a Season of Dance focused on the lived experiences of persons with a connection to blackness in the Canadian and Africanist realities. Moving Blackness: Identity, Hope and Love, explores the language of the body, social and political change in celebration of the importance of the African based influence on music and dance in three intriguing dance pieces featuring one world premiere and the reimagined work of “Meme: #OurLivesMatter, and the remount of Mande Variations which incorporates ‘urbanography’, a dance style of urban Africanist choreography,If all lives matter, what stories do we carry as we celebrate blackness in a changing world? Where do we find identity, associations, hope and love?
The Collective never fails to deliver powerful performances that impress and develop a new appreciation for dance. Every piece stirs contemplation while creating excitement. COBA offers fine art in a form that is very unique and diverse, which is the reason COBA has proved to be such a valuable staple in dance and culture.
This show is family friendly.
Running time is approximately 1 hr
There will be no intermission.