Sankofa at the Hop
The City of Others

Sankofa Danzafro SMS

September 25, 2019

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 School Matinee season. This is an archived view.

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From Colombia, a country with over five million citizens of African descent, Sankofa Danzafro showcases powerful Afro-Colombian and contemporary dance theater with live drumming and singing. The City of Others puts a human face on issues of wealth, gender, sexual orientation and lack of opportunity affecting minority communities in Colombia. Vividly depicting modern-day urban struggle and resilience, the young dancers in Sankofa draw on movement styles including capoeira, hip-hop and African dance.

This performance is exclusively for registered schools and educators. If you are an educator, please log in to purchase tickets. Homeschoolers: register here.


“Exhilarating … [a] forward-looking use of tradition. … evokes an urban environment where resilience meets harsh realities.”

New York Times

“Director Rafael Palacios’ “La Ciudad de los Otros” (“The City of Others”) was judicious in form, resonant with meaning, and delivered in dance languages that ran the gamut from diasporic African to Latinised hip-hop.”

Financial Times

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