VAS presents WACONGO on Wednesday• September 11, 2012
Wabash College’s Visiting Artists Series will present WACONGO Dance Company at 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, in Salter Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
The WACONGO Dance Company is a traditional ensemble of master drummers, musicians and dancers, residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who perform the ancestral songs and dances of Central Africa. WACONGO’s mission is to inspire and educate audiences about African heritage and culture.
WACONGO Dance Company was founded in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo in 1998 as the major Congolese International Touring Company. WACONGO was founded for the purpose of contributing to the extension of the arts by introducing the essence of traditional Central African dancing and drumming to audiences around the world in order to promote intercultural understanding through education and the performing arts. ??
WACONGO is an international residence touring group and home to three Congolese performing companies: the National Ballet of Congo, The Group Kiti Na Mesa and Tuta Ngoma. The company, whose members were selected as the best on their field and born in the Republic of Congo, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the culture of their ancestors from the continent of Africa.
Seating for Visiting Artists Series events will be by general admission, though free tickets are required.
Contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office by email at email@example.com; or phone: 765-361-6411. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The box office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for Visiting Artists events. Tickets not claimed at the Box Office 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the general public.