Grant Recipient Details

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Artist
Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, Philadelphia, PA
Project Title
When Birds Refused to Fly
Fiscal Year Awarded
2019
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$45,000

When Birds Refused to Fly is a contemporary, evening-length dance theater project, choreographed by Olivier Tarpaga, set to the music of Orchestre Super Volta. Super Volta’s music reflects the celebratory, postindependence fevers raging across sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960s and 70s, in stark contrast to the painful struggle African Americans faced during their fight for civil rights in the United States. This physical piece explores multiple facets of generational transformation culturally and geographically; examining what it is to build up and break down in the name of change. Estimated artist fee: Estimates dependent on number of tour sites, and do not include housing and local ground transportation: $14,000-$18,000/performance; $20,000-$35,000/week

TOUR COORDINATOR

Anna Drozdowski | anna@annadrozdowski.com
Project manager
tel 267.521.2473
www.annadrozdowski.com

PRESENTER PARTNERS

  • Eisner Center for the Performing Arts, Denison University (Granville, OH)
  • Kelly Strayhorn Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Middlebury College, in partnership with the A Sense of Place Project at the Clemmons Family Farm (Middlebury, VT)

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