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Blood + Sugar 2008

In Blood + Sugar, choreographer Ramos Alayo fuses Afro-Cuban modern and folkloric dance with percussion, cello, vocals, and spoken word to narrate a hard-hitting, yet lyrical story of betrayal, cruelty, suffering, resistance, and triumph. Blood + Sugar traces the charged history of slavery—from the shores of West Africa, through the Middle Passage, and finally to Cuba—where the intensification of sugar cultivation in the early nineteenth-century precipitated a mass importation of enslaved Africans.

All choreography by Ramón Ramos Alayo  



Ramón Ramos Alayo 

DANCERS: Ramon Ramos Alayo, Shelley Davis, Adriene Harrison, Tania Santiago, Laura Sergiou, Patricia West Sotelo, Alain Soto Aguilera

PERFORMED: May 1-4, 2008 - Fourth Annual CubaCaribe Festival
Dance Mission Theatre,
San Francisco, CA - 
Week 3 of festival

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