A piece by Robyn Orlin
Performed by the Dancers of Compagnie Jant-Bi (Germaine Acogny, Artistic Director)
Assistant Choreographer Shush Ténin
Lighting by Laïs Foulc
Video by Aldo Lee
Costumes by Birgit Neppl
Scenography by Robyn Orlin, in Collaboration with Maciej Fiszer
Robyn Orlin, whose exuberant Walking next to our shoes… thrilled audiences in 2011, makes a much-anticipated return to the Kasser with a new work performed by Dakar’s famed Compagnie Jant-Bi. Inspired by the festive, colorful Sénégalese tradition of the Faux Lion, a rite designed to engender bravery in children, At the same time… blends song and dance, personal stories, and audience interaction – all filtered through Orlin’s unique lens on the pressures of contemporary African life.
70 minutes, no intermission.
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A production of City Theatre and Dance Group, Damien Vallette, producer. Co-produced by La Halle aux Grains, Scène nationale de Blois; Festival Rayons Frais, Tours; L’Opéra de Lille; Le Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Les Treize Arches, Scène conventionnée de Brive; Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg. Additional production support is provided by Région Centre (France). École des Sables provided a residency at Toubab Dialaw for the work’s development.
Join us for a pre-show conversation and with complimentary savory snacks. Dr. Sandra Y. Lewis, professor of psychology and director of African American Studies at Montclair State, moderates a discussion with Robyn Orlin, the creator of At the same time... and members of Compagnie Jant-Bi. This free event is open to everyone; no ticket is required. Click for more information.