Friday, November 26, 2010

Ase Dance Theatre Collective in The Castro

Ase Dance Theatre Collective, originally uploaded by deanv41.

This dance troupe from Brooklyn really livened up The Castro this evening. They worked an intense folkloric vein of multiple-voice chants and vigorous dancing. Layers of fabric on their dress and turbaned headdress made for a lot of color and movement evoking African heritage and fresh concepts of the "African presence in the 'New World'" as their literature says.

On a day so dedicated to commerce, I came across a surprisingly spontaneous lot of art, performance, music, protest, and street theater. The Holidays are a season of light in darkness that can make a city glow with the spirit of people out on the streets, crowds that are the entertainment as much as entertained.

1 comment:

deb said...

Very cool photo!