The Power of the Drum
World Premiere as part of RISER Edmonton 2022
The Power of the Drum pays homage to the power of the drum as a reflection of the resilience, adaptability, creativity, and autonomy of the Cuban Diaspora in the midst of struggle, crisis, and uncertainty. Weaving drumming, dance, text, projection and sound together, The Power of the Drum offers a one-of-a-kind, immersive dance/theatre experience.
It is based on the premise that for the AfroCuban people, arts and culture are not just forms of entertainment, but messengers and affirmations of culture and spirituality that form an essential part of both collective and personal identities.
Important Information Regarding COVID-19
Common Ground Arts Society and Cuban Movements Dance Academy are continuing COVID-19 mitigation procedures, including screening for proof of vaccination, negative test within 72 hours, or medical exemption. Please have one of the above ready alongside your ticket when you arrive for the performance.
The Power of the Drum is produced by the Cuban Movements Dance Academy, and presented through RISER Edmonton 2022 in partnership with Common Ground Arts Society and Why Not Theatre.
Be sure to come early to enjoy the Orisha Exhibit by Tyler Baker Photography co-created with Harold Ferran Molina and Diosleydis Hardisson, Principal Dancers of the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba, and shot on location in Habana.
ASL Interpretation available April 16 at 2:00pm or 7:30pm.