The Harlem-based Batoto Yetu, whose name means "our children," was formed by Angolan choreographer Julio Leitão in 1990. With pulsing drums and high-octane steps, Leitão has spread the gospel of African dance with his rich ensemble of Portuguese and African American children. The Mukishi, a collaboration with puppeteer/mask-maker Garland Farwell, uses the mythical figure of the Mukishi as a metaphor for the African spirit. Ages 6 and up.
Sept 15, 22 at 7:00pm; Sept 16, 23 at 2:00& 7:00pm; Sept 17, 24 at 12:00 & 5:00pm
THE NEW VICTORY THEATER $20, $17*
Running Time: 60 minutes (w/out intermission)