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Voices of Strength Producer and Choreographers in Conversation



Talk Dance host Justin Jones speaks with MAPP International Productions codirector Cathy Zimmerman in her role as producer of Voices of Strength and choreographers Nelisiwe Xaba and Kettly Noël about their work as part of this mini-festival of contemporary dance and theater by women from Africa.

PART 1: Producer Cathy Zimmerman

1:30 / MAPP International Productions and the Creation of Voices of Strength

4:00 / Curating Voices of Strength

6:00 / Life & Death and Dance-making in Africa

8:30 / Contemporary Dance in Africa

12:10 / What Audiences May Experience

PART 2: Choreographers Nelisiwe Xaba and Kettly Noël

15:10 / Meetings

17:30 / Classical Ballet

21:30 / Talking Politics as Character Research

24:00 / Identity

28:45 / Humor

33:00 / High Heels

37:00 / Music & Globalization