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Sira Kan / On The Road

Merging West African and contemporary dance with live percussion and vocals, this transnational company creates pulsing, rhythmic and physically powerful dance theater. Performed by three captivating male dancer-musicians and directed by Olivier Tarpaga, Wilfried Souly and Esther Baker-Tarpaga, On the Road layers movement, music, and personal and oral histories as it journeys through the physical dangers and political realities of West African men seeking new opportunities across borders.

Choreographed and Performed by: Olivier Tarpaga, Wilfried Souly
Directed by: Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Olivier Tarpaga, Wilfried Souly
Live Music and Performance by: Aboubacar Kouyate or Ibrahim Boro
Recorded Sound: Michael West, Amadou Kienou
Lighting: Chris Kuhl
Set Design: BT Dance Project and Chris Kuhl

Special Thanks to: David Rousseve, REDCAT NOW Festival, George Lugg, Margaret Jenkins CHIME Menorship Program, UCLA Hothouse Residency, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

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