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Carnival of the Animals

Apr 06

Performance Dates

  • Sat Apr 06 2024 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

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.


Marc Bamuthi Joseph joins Meany Center as an Artistic Partner for the 2023–24 Season. LEARN MORE


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