Colombian Sankofa Danzafro returns to the Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) welcomes the return of Sankofa Danzafro with the company’s newest play, Accommodating Lie. Choreographed by artistic director Rafael Palacios, the company’s follow-up to Joyce’s 2018 debut will play at the Joyce Theater from February 15-20.

Tickets, which range in price from $10 to $55, can be purchased at or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Note: Ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street.

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Rooted in powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance, Rafael Palacios’ latest feature for Colombia-based Sankofa Danzafro, Accommodating Lie, challenges the “exotic” label Western colonial culture has assigned to black bodies. Uplifted by live music and song, the artists of Sankofa reclaim their representation through a series of emotional dances in which they embody decades of slavery and racism. Accommodating Lie is a powerful call for awareness that dismantles stereotypes and clichés about the black body throughout history and today.

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