'Spirit of Uganda' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place - 212-992-8484
Greenwich Village, NY 10012
Description: This vibrant music and dance extravaganza features a cast of performers ages 8-18 who have traveled from halfway around the world in celebration of their passion for the arts and their joy for life. The performers use exuberant drumming, choreography, layered rhythms, and call-and-response vocals to share the culture of their East African homeland. Led by 30-year old artistic director Peter Kasule, and produced by Empower African Children, Spirit of Uganda brings a dual message of hope and awareness. Empower African Children is a non-profit organization working to help the young people of Uganda develop leadership skills, get educated and tell their own stories through the arts. Performance runs 120 minutes including one intermission.