1. Itutu: Armitage Gone! Dance featuring BURKINA ELECTRIC at Prospect Park.
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Time: 7:30pm Venue: The Prospect Park Bandshell , Brooklyn Ticket: free, but $3 donation Genre: Dance and Burkina Faso Pops
Former “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage, who has choreographed for everyone from Baryshnikov to Michael Jackson, “is always pushing the limits of possibility, spectacularly deconstructing the body with a diabolic flair” (Le Nouvel Observateur, France). In ITUTU, her company shares the stage with the West African band Burkina Electric to create a haunting amalgam of dance and live music that combines ballet and African dance, electronica and ancient rhythms—a uniquely modern synthesis of new and old, pop and tradition.
More about Karole Armitage and Electric Burkina in DBDBD.