Kanassu, The Crazy One: An African Multimedia Choreopoem

Choreographer and Director: Papa Sy

Presented by Pasy Naay Leer Dance
South End / BCA Plaza Theatres
10/31/19 - 11/2/19


Kanassu, The Crazy One: An African Multimedia Choreopoem is a hour-long dance performance piece choreographed and directed by Senegal-born, US-based artistic director Papy Sy in his original style of West African contemporary dance. Papa Sy inserts decades of expertise in contemporary and modern dance technique to the diversity of West African in which he grew up. Through multiple manifestations of "crazy," ranging from denunciations of greed, corruption, colonization, catastrophe and urgency, the performance explores the question of craziness and belonging—what do we name as crazy, and what kind of everyday craziness do we accept without question?

Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes with 2 intermissions.

Pasy Naay Leer Dance dancers: Tasha Agyemang, Christelle Ahyee, Prisca Ahyee, Emily Bloomenthal, Harolyn Bowden, Scynthia Charles, Yosi Karahashi, Caitlin Klinger, Darya Marusa Pinton, Lola Remy, Lala Roberts, Dayenne CB Walters, Anthony Wilder, and Olive Woodward will be joined by musicians Malick Ngom, Lamine Toure, and Samba Cisse.

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