“Kanassu," or, "The Crazy One," is a 45-minute 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, resulting in the creation of an imaginative, hybrid performance that combines dance, song, acting, and poetry, reminiscent of 1980s French opera. 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? The performance was featured in The Dance Complex (536 Mass Ave, Cambridge) Spring 2018 artist showcase, and continues to be further developed in Fall 2018 and beyond.
Kanassu part 2 will be performed at the Boston Center for the Arts this fall with the assistance of a Next Steps for Boston Dance grant!
October 31 @ 7:30, November 1 & 2 @ 8:00
Tickets available HERE.