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Meany Center for the Performing Arts

Carnival of the Animals

April 6, 2024
Meany Hall

Nisian Hughes

World Premiere! In a topical new take on Camille Saint-Saëns’s musical menagerie, The Carnival of the Animals, legendary dancer Wendy Whelan performs a whimsical story of shifting societal values, with choreography by Francesca Harper and spoken word by artist and activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Transcendent and poignant, this mixtape of body, voice and sound samples the creators’ own personal journeys to reframe their relationships to gender, race and a perpetually evolving understanding of the world. Co-commissioned by Meany Center.