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David Roussève premieres Creative Capital Project "Saudade"

October 22, 2009



Danspace NYC Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25, 2009 All performances at 8:00 p.m. Performing Arts grantee David Roussève presents the New York premiere of his Creative Capital project _Saudade_ at Danspace in NYC, Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25. Written, directed and choreographed by Roussève, the dance-theater work combines storytelling, video imagery and Portuguese Fado music with practitioners of Indonesian, Bharata Natyam and West African dance forms. Using African American history as a lens through which to explore a single moment of greatest joy and agony, _Saudade_ embodies conversations on global cooperation and American isolationism. _“One day, some breakthrough string-theory of the heart is sure to explain why beauty and damnation can be perceived at the same moment. Until then, David Roussève’s dance-theater work Saudade … offers a succinct and lyrical look at how the highs and lows of life collide.” —The Washington Post_ Visit _Saudade_ Back to Listing