Choreography by Sheetal Gandhi
(edited from the full-length 14 minute version)
Having lived in Ghana, West Africa for one year, Ms. Gandhi learned the traditional drum and song rhythms played by the Dagbamba women of Northern Ghana. In "Calabash", Sheetal experiments and plays with these rhythms, using them as a springboard into a high-spirited piece that explodes in celebration of woman's unparalleled strength, tolerance, and perseverance.
Dancers: Celine Alwyn, Sheetal Gandhi, Kamala Devam.
Percussion by John Waller and M.C. Rai.
Performed at ODC Theater, San Francisco
(Full length is 13:42 minutes)