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Bi-Okoto Cultural Center Presents The What’s Old is Contemporary Cultural Festival

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A nationally curated workshop and dance performance in partnership with the Cincinnati School of Creative & Performing Arts

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre presents a day-long African and Indian Cultural dance and music festival featuring interactive workshops and performances by national guest artists and companies including:

KanKouran West African Dance Company (Senegal) from Washington D.C.
NrityArpana School of Performing Arts (Traditional Classical Indian Dance)
Yakshahejje School of Yakshagana and Performing Arts, Indianapolis, In (Traditional Indian Folk Art) from Indianapolis, Indiana
Satrangi School Of Fusion Ohio (Bollywood Indian Dance)

What’s Old is Contemporary showcases the similarities of African and Indian cultural dance, music and folk stories that have evolved over the years from OLD traditional dances to CONTEMPORARY pop dances which invigorate and influence other styles of dance around the world.

During the day, workshops will be held teaching traditional African dance/drumming as well Indian Bollywood dance. During the evening, Cincinnatian’s will have a chance to peruse the Cultural Marketplace to purchase authentic African and Indian merchandise followed by a performance by the world-renowned KanKouran West African Dance Company from Washington DC. KanKouran will take the stage at 8 pm in the Mayerson Theatre. Some of the best talent in the nation will be on display. This rare event is for all ages bridging generations and bringing different cultures together by celebrating each other’s traditions, difference and similarities through art.

Workshops:
10 a.m. -11 a.m. Children’s African Dance w/KanKouran
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.—African Drumming w/KanKouran
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Indian Bollywood Dance w/Satrangi
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.—Adult African Dance w/KanKouran

Workshop tickets: 
Children (12 & under): $10, Adults (13 & up): $20

Cultural Marketplace opens at 6:30 p.m.

Performance:
The School for Creative and Performing Arts – Mayerson Theatre
108 West Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Performance tickets:
$25 tickets at door

$20 Pre-sale tickets
$18 Groups of 10 or more

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