September 28 - 29, 2012
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 8:00pm
1932 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
STG presents Voices of Strength at The Moore Theatre in Seattle on September 28 and 29, 2012.
Inspired by conversations with and work created by African women living and working on the African Continent, this program highlights a two evening mini-festival and accompanying humanities activities, to introduce these often overlooked voices to eager new audiences. Presented in collaboration with MAPP International Productions and the African Contemporary Arts Consortium.
From dance rooted in and showing connections to tradition, to cutting edge performance that makes satirical use of classical conventions, the choreographers employ humor, irony, poignancy and power to reference personal obstacles as well as political and social themes, as they articulate women’s struggles toward empowerment.
September 28, Program One Kettly Noel (Haiti/Mali) & Nelisiwe Xaba (South Africa) – CORRESPONDANCES Maria Helena Pinto (Mozambique) SOMBRA
September 29, Program Two Bouchra Ouizguen (Morocco) MADAME PLAZA Nadia Beaugre’ (Cote d’Ivoire) QUARTIERS LIBRES
Congressman Jim McDermott to join Voices of Strength post performance discussion, Friday, September 28, 2012
Since 1988, McDermott has represented the 7th Congressional District in Washington State. A medical doctor, Jim served as a Foreign Service Medical Officer stationed in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jim’s interest in and work on behalf of Africa is dynamic. He was the principal author of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Ac, which serves the US trade arrangement with Africa and helps African nations build their economies. Jim is also the principal author of the Conflict Minerals Act – legislation that is now law and requires transparency and good governance over the sourcing of minerals in Central Africa.
Chicago review (September 4, 2012)
New York Times review (September 20, 2012)