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NEVER TWENTY ONE

Presented by MIFA Victory Theatre and co-presented with Villa Albertine, as part of the Albertine Dance Season

Date: October 3, 2023


Time: 7:00 PM


Venue: Leslie Phillips Theater

Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040


Tickets:

General Admission $24.00

Students & Seniors $18.00 (Age guidance 12+. Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes.)



DIRECT FROM FRANCE

A tribute to the young people of color who have been victims of gun violence in New York, Rio de Janeiro, and Johannesburg, who will never reach the age of 21. Three dancers, torsos inscribed with testimonials from the victims’ families, recount the stories through intense movement. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement’s #Never21 hashtag.





Smaïl Kanouté - French-Malian multifaceted artist based in Paris. “Choreo-graphist” –as he calls himself– he is both a graphic and silkscreen designer, a visual artist and a professional dancer. His numerous collaborations in fashion, design, video and performing arts reflect his prolific creativity. With Compagnie Vivons –founded in 2016 he develops performance projects, more personal choreographic artworks, dance videos, and short films. His current works investigate the impact of colonialism and the persistence of ancestral rites as asserting identity.


MIFA is proud to have a distinguished history of presenting contemporary dance from France, including groundbreaking dance productions from Compagnie Käfig, Pierre Rigal, Odile Duboc, David Wampach, Boris Charmatz, and Dimitri Chamblas.

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