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La ciudad de los otros [The city of others]

Rafael Palacios / Sankofa Danzafro

50 minutes



The great metropolises of our time generate inequality. Many people who live in them suffer discrimination because of their ethnic origin or because they are members of a minority group. This narrative presents a choreography that celebrates the lifestyle of the rural world, where communities help each other and share resources. Perhaps in this way, the city of others would become, in the end, the city of everyone.
Rafael Palacios, a choreographer born in Medellín, created the company Sankofa Danzafro in 1997. The word "sankofa" means "to return to the roots" and refers to a way of looking at life that invites us to learn about the past in order to understand the present and build the future with firm steps. Palacios recreates tradition and contemporaneity in choreographies and stagings that speak of Afro-descendant culture and that have made the company a leader in Colombia, South America and other parts of the world.

Afro-Colombian Integration House grant, Mayor's Office of Medellín 2010.

The company offers an after-show discussion.

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Data sheet

General management and choreography: Rafael Palacios - Lighting and set design: Álvaro Tobón - Wardrobe concept: Rafael Palacios. - Music composed by: Juan José Luna Coha, Feliciano Blandón, Gregg Anderson Hudson - Dancing performers: Yndira Perea Cuesta, William Camilo Perlaza Micolta, Sandra Vanesa Murillo Mosquera, María Elena Murillo Palacios, Liliana Hurtado Hinestroza, Piter Alexander Angulo Moreno, Raitzza Nathalia Castañeda Torres, Jhoan Andrés Mosquera Ibargüen, Maryeris Mosquera Batista, Luis Armando Viveros Mosquera, Estayler Osorio Fuentes, Diego León de los Ríos. - Musicians: Gregg Anderson Hudson, Juan José Luna, Feliciano Blandón - A Sankofa Danzafro production.

Planned functions


Teatre Joventut
9 March at 20:00 h