Vail Series: Baker Tarpaga Dance Project

Friday, November 1 - 7:00 PM

Denison University’s acclaimed Vail Series presents its 2019-20 season, celebrating the series' 40th Anniversary.

The Vail Series presents Baker Tarpaga Dance Project presents “When Birds Refused to Fly” choreographed by Olivier Tarpaga. “When Birds Refused to Fly” is a contemporary, evening-length dance theatre project, set to the music of Orchestra Super Volta. Super Volta’s music reflects the celebratory, post-independence fevers raging across sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960s and 1970s, in stark contrast to the painful struggle African Americans faced during their fight for Civil Rights in the United States. This ensemble piece explores, through music and movement, a generational transformation both cultural and geographic; examining what it is to build up and break down.

Tickets are free for Denison faculty/staff/students and on sale to the general public for $15 as available. Online ticketing for concerts through Tickets available online Oct. 21.


Sharon Martin Hall of the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts 240 West Broadway
Granville, OH 43023
Event Type


Denison University

Date / Time

Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM