NAJWA DANCE CORPS PRESENTS "MASKS"

Event Type
Performance
Event Description

A DANCE SUITE SHOWING HOW FEELINGS ARE MASKED,

HOW MASKS ARE USED IN RITUALS AND THE VARIOUS WAYS WE MASK IN OUR CULTURE.!!

AS THE GREAT POET PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR WROTE, "WE WEAR THE MASK THAT GRINS AND LIES, IT HIDES OUR CHEEKS AND SHADES OUR EYES"

IN EVERY DAY MASKING, WE CAN PRETEND TO BE WHAT WE ARE NOT.

AFRICAN MASKS ARE USED IN RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL EVENTS TO REPRESENT THE SPIRITS OF ANCESTORS OR TO CONTROL THE GOOD AND EVIL FORCES IN THE COMMUNITY.

THE DYNAMIC NAJWA DANCE CORPS WILL PRESENT THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF DANCE HOW "WEARING THE MASK" HAS BEEN USED THROUGH THE AGES FOR CEREMONIAL AND PERSONAL PURPOSES

Dance Styles
Culturally Specific Dance

Location

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E. 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-0600