BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE: A highly physical dance theater work that integrates live music, spoken word, performance art.In a provocative dance theater work directed by Esther Baker-Tarpaga asks audiences to think about the visibility and invisibility of race and privilege and how violence and love live on in the body’s memories. Drawing from the text of white anti racist Tim Wise and the embodied theories of the African diasporic movement circulations,
DECLASSIFIED: New work by Olivier Tarpaga with an all-male cast from Burkina Faso. Live African blues kora, guitar, percussion. This evening length work features stellar dancing with an emotional and humorous tone looking at todays contemporary poliical realm in Africa embodied peformances of masculinity and brotherhood.
HER OTHER SIDE: Collaboration with Esther Baker-Tarpaga and Hind Benali (Morocco) in a new performnace art project that interacts with the audience and undermines stereotypes of the "American" and "Arab" female bodies.