Mapassa / One

Based on the Dogon myth that identifies god (Nummo) as a set of male and female twins who are incomplete as individuals, this piece explores the idea that the universal struggle between men and women is ultimately rooted in their desire to become one being, eliminating the need for gender based identities.

Choreography:
Amara Tabor-Smith, Pakito Lázaro
Music:
Ajayi Lumumba Jackson
Performers:
Amara Tabor-Smith, Pakito Lázaro, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart (de Young Museum performance)

 

Premiere- Black Choreographer’s Festival; Dance Mission Theater, SF- Feb. 2012

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