Created by Kettly Noël (Haiti/Mali) and Nelisiwe Xaba (South Africa)
Running Time: 50 minutes
$15 Tickets: publictheater.org or 212-967-7555
(On Sale December 1)
The Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street
Two women finally meet after a long period of correspondence. They come together for a raucous conversation on diverse subjects - ranging from the mundane to the profound. With text in English and French, Correspondances is a lively and sophisticated dance- theater piece that exposes the intimate fabric of friendship while exploring themes of race, culture and gender.
"Mixing dance with speech, it is full of distinctive, memorable images" - The Telegraph
Haiti-born Noel moved to Paris in 1990 and then to Bamako in 1999 where she created Donko Seko through which she creates her solo and group works. In 2003, Noel created the first international festival of contemporary African dance "Danse Bamako Danse". Through Donko Seko and in her own work, Noel crosses territories and works with other artistic forms to reveal the complex roles that contemporary African artists play in their communities. Xaba has worked extensively in South Africa and internationally as dancer and choreographer, with collaborators including Robyn Orlin, Strangelove e.a.