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KIDS: Kaleta - Gansango Music & Dance

KIDS: Kaleta - Gansango Music & Dance

  • Friday, February 13, 2004 - Sunday, February 15, 2004
  • Theater Lab
  • Approx 1 hour
  • $14.00
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About

In the West African country of Benin, a young boy dreams of a beautiful Kaleta—a Halloween-like festival in which children dress as lions, cats, zebras, and other animals and go door to door to entertain their neighbors. The boy soon awakes and enlists performers from Benin, Ghana, and Liberia to help him bring his dream to life in this dazzling mix of dancing, storytelling, drumming, singing, and colorful masks and costumes. Along the way, we meet the hilarious trickster phantom “voudouavonou,” join a “Gelede” masquerade honoring the Great Mother, take part in a festive “dance of the returned spirits,” and much more!

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

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