Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.
Limited number of tickets available. Tickets are $12 in advance of show dates, $12 seniors/$10 students (or FREE for Princeton students using Tiger Tickets through Passport to the Arts), and $17 purchased the day of performances at the box office. Purchase tickets online through University Ticketing, by calling 609-258-9220, or in person at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office.
The presentation of “When Birds Refused to Fly” was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Also presented by the Lewis Center for the Art’s Program in Dance and Princeton University’s Department of Music.