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Declassified Memory Fragment dance performance by Olivier Tarpaga

October 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium

Declassified Memory Fragment is a 70-minute dance theater work with live music inspired by ideas and themes around memory, history and images of some of the political and cultural realities affecting the continent of Africa. Declassified refers to living in a society where aspects of everyday life are subjected to restrictions and cultural expectations of secrecy and privacy, even within the family. The act of declassifying is a process of revealing, exposing what is hidden from view and obscured, not spoken.Declassified Memory Fragment is inspired by and created as a response to political situations in different African countries (specially Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso), the unpredictable circulation of power and the resulting tension, destabilization and explosive climax that occurs, often without dismantling the illusion of democracy. The work both caustically and humorously stages a two-tier society where craving for power simultaneously creates and unravels friendships, but brotherhood prevails.

Ticketed but FREE — reservations required

Friday, October 6 8:30 pm — 9:30 pm

Richardson Auditorium

Olivier Tarpaga