Sankofa Danzafro (Medellin, Colombia) returns to the Celebrity Series with a timely and thought-provoking performance: Accommodating Lie, the latest full-length work by Artistic Director Rafael Palacios. One hour in length, Accommodating Lie showcases seven dancers with live music performed by three musicians (drums/ native flute, marimba, and voice). A powerful call for awareness, Palacios seeks to dismantle stereotypes and beliefs, denouncing the clichés around the Black body. Embodying decades of slavery and overt racism, the dancers and musicians personify what it means to be of African descent.
Created from the perspective of Colombians of African descent who have lived in oppression in a society shaped by racism since the time of colonization, Sankofa Danzafro offers insight not only into Colombia’s racial and class history, but also interrogates issues with more far-reaching implications, including here in the United States. After partnering with Palacios to present the phenomenal Black Voices Boston series virtually during 2020/21, we are especially grateful for the opportunity to share this event with live, in-person audiences. Don’t miss your chance to experience this important, prescient work from a company whose mission is “to dance to be heard, rather than to be seen.”
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Vaccine & Entry Policy
PLEASE NOTE OUR POLICY UPDATE FOR JANUARY 15, 2022: In the best interest of fans and staff, The Boch Center requires ALL patrons to be fully vaccinated in order to attend a performance, per City of Boston new vaccine requirement for indoor spaces. Proof of vaccination and matching photo ID will be required prior to entry (photo of vaccination card is acceptable). Masks will be required for all guests per City of Boston requirements. By purchasing tickets to this event, you agree to abide by these, and any other, health and safety measures that may be in effect at the time of the event. Please continue to check our venue website for updates to your event as guidelines are subject to change.