"Mama" Kadiatou - Kiridi (The Orphan)
Presented by Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Friday, July 13 | 11 AM & 7 PM
Saturday, July 14 | 11 AM
Set in a traditional Guinean village, "Mama" Kadiatou weaves the Cinderella-Like fairytale of a young woman who is forbidden to dance and pursue the man she loves by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. The rich percussive rhythms of the native Sossou, Malinke, and Toma set the tone for a powerful ensemble of more than 15 dancers and drummers.
"Mama" Kadiatou Conte-Forte is a dancer, choreographer and director who developed her tremendous skill through intense training from a young age in nationally directed dance programs aimed at showcasing Guinea's best talent on the world stage. She studied traditional West African dance styles from across Guinea quickly becoming a lead in Les Ballet Africaines and Ballet Djoliba.
Performance length: approx. 60 minutes
Kiridi is presented as part of KST's FAMILYtime series of family and community oriented events, as well as East Liberty LIVE! A catalyst for the creation and presentation of diverse, innovative art in the community, East Liberty LIVE! fills a void in summer arts programming and contributes to East Liberty's continued revitalization.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater (View)
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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