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Amplify… NU-World Contemporary Danse Theatre at the Arvada Center
January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5.00
“go back and fetch it”; we must look back to the past so that we may understand how we became what we are, and move forward to a better future
In West Africa, the griot is the repository of oral tradition and history, the storyteller. Through the middle passage, our stories and art became a vital way of communicating safety and passing down the history of our families and the history of our people.
During slavery, the storytellers and their mediums played an integral part in the Underground Railroad. We as artists are the modern day griots. Our stories, our art, are the panels of this contemporary quilt we have been charged with knitting. The legacy, stories and memories of our ancestors runs within our blood and our stories.
The creators and artists of NU-World Contemporary Danse Theatre, don’t take this charge lightly. Founded in 2016 by Bashir-Muhammad and Christopher Page-Sanders, NWCDT intentionally curates artistic spaces that remind its artists and audiences of the humanity that lives within them. Going forth in this purpose they present Amplify Live! an intimate evening that focuses on our individual histories.
Not only will you get a chance to witness live and pre-recorded dance performances, but you as the audience member will also get the opportunity to engage with our artists and directors in conversation on vision and process, and cherish how art is for all of humanity.